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Why you should Go Green!

August 16, 2016

One of the biggest motivating factors for South Africans to go Green last year was undoubtedly load shedding.  It was something that everyone suffered with, and it was the motivating factor that pushed many of us to start seriously looking at Green Alternative Solutions.  However, while South Africans were busy buying into alternative energy solutions because of load shedding, the rest of the world had already started the process of turning their homes and businesses into renewable energy havens.  South Africans are actually just playing a catch-up game to the rest of the world!

Load shedding, which seems to have come and gone is certainly not the only reason why South Africans should be thinking Green.  Exchanging energy that relies on fossil fuels, for energy that is generated cleanly, is something that the entire world needs to do, for the sake of future generations to come.  Renewable energy is the way of the future, and if we want to have a healthy future in a clean, liveable environment, then we all need to do our part in finding energy sources that are not going to harm the planet.

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By using Green energy you are contributing to a cleaner planet for everyone.
By using Green energy you are contributing to a cleaner planet for everyone.

10 great reasons to Go Green!

A quick online google search will spill out hundreds of sources, some of them from the experts, telling you exactly why you need to think about going Green.  The change is happening all over the world and not only will we enjoy the benefits of environmentally friendly power right here and now, but we will also be leaving a better world behind for future generations.

Here are 10 great reasons to go Green!

  • You can increase the value on your home or business

Green energy is cheaper energy and when you have equipped your home or business to be Green, you are going to be increasing the value of your home because of that money saving factor.  You will save money!

In addition to this, Eskom rates are increasing each year, leaving South Africans to pay out more money on their electricity each year.  Once you start seeing the return on your investment from going Green, you will notice how much money you are actually saving.

  • Improve your health and the health of those around you

Become part of the group of people who are making the air cleaner. The more people investing in Green technology means better air for all and less illness.

  • Start saving on your water bill

If you are really committed to Greener living, you should also have a look at plumbing systems that will help you to save water.  Water shedding is likely to become a part of South Africa’s future as the effects of the drought take hold, so it is a good time to think about water harvesting.

  • You are investing in the future

Global Warming and all of the other damage that has been caused by burning fossil fuels is going a long way towards damaging and even destroying the futures of our children. By making a commitment to going Green, you will be investing in the future of the planet and helping to create a future of your children.

  • Become self-sufficient

When you install solar geysers and solar panels, you are immediately taking away your dependency on the national power supply. Becoming self-sufficient is very important for you and your family. You will be thankful for installing Green technology the next time there is an electricity crisis.

  • Productivity boosting factor

Each time someone invests in renewable energy resources, they are contributing to a healthier environment.  When we live in healthy environments, we suffer from fewer illnesses.  It might seem like common sense but it is something that many of us have overlooked.  A healthier nation is a more productive, and happier, one.

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Homes can be altered to have the capacity to harness Green energy.
Homes can be altered to have the capacity to harness Green energy.
  • Be the one who sets the example

Once you have installed your solar panels, your neighbours are bound to take an interest. And with them seeing what you are doing, it can contribute to a dialogue about sustainable energy or perhaps even be enough to encourage them to follow your example and also go Green. Become a leader in the Green revolution!

  • Start recycling

Recycling is a big part of going Green. Plastic and glass are easily recyclable and you will find places all over your town where you can deposit your recyclables. You can also recycle your old papers, including newspapers and magazines. Every little bit helps, and your recycling contribution is going to have an impact.

  • Renewable energy is free

While the initial set up to produce your renewable energy is going to require a financial investment, there are no costs involved in producing your electricity when you are using solar power.  The energy from the sun is 100% free, and anyone can convert it with the right equipment.

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With Africa's abundance of sun energy, solar power is an affordable source of power that will benefit the continent.
With Africa’s abundance of sun energy, solar power is an affordable source of power that will benefit the continent.

Think of going Green as your new start in life.  Most of us have grown up with conventional electricity and have gotten used to this way of providing power to our homes.  When you are transforming your home to use renewable power, you are changing the way that your children are going to be looking at electricity.  By going Green, you will also be changing the way that you think about the normal everyday things that we do, such as throwing away items that could have actually been recycled.

Green Leaf Alternative Energy Solutions has created affordable solutions for South Africans looking to purchase Green technology to transform their homes, and ultimately their lives.  Not only will we provide you with an affordable energy saving, we also provide expert advice!  Contact us today!  www.greenleafas.co.za  info@greenleafas.co.za[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]


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