When cooking or making tea, only boil the water you actually need!
Let’s face it, it’s tea season. Even for those who may not choose tea as their beverage of choice, when the weather is cool, nothing is more comforting than a cup of afternoon tea. When making tea or cooking, only boil the water you need. Not only do you save yourself time by boiling less water, but heating more water wastes more energy and equals more carbon emissions.
Don’t drink tea? That’s ok, because this holds true for cooking as well- only boil the water you need for more efficient cooking overall. Another simple tip is to cover pots on the stove with a lid - you’ll reach your boiling point faster.
One more tip for more efficient cooking is to get out (or invest in) that pressure cooker. Using a pressure cooker releases less steam than regular saucepans, saving you…well, you guessed it…not only time, but energy and therefore carbon emissions. It’s estimated that up to 70% of energy can be reduced by using a pressure cooker instead of a regular saucepan, once again demonstrating that some simple, easy changes can make a big difference. So whether you prefer English Breakfast, Green or good old Chamomile - pour just enough and enjoy!
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?