Have you always dreamed of being a superhero? Well, it’s easier than it sounds. In celebration of National Superhero Day, we want to share with you the secret of becoming a solar superhero. In just a few steps, you will be well on your way to saving lives and the planet! Let’s begin.
- Pick out your superhero look
Every superhero needs a signature look and style. If you want to be a solar superhero, you need sustainable fashion pieces. Shopping is fun, but to find sustainable pieces, you may have to do a little research. Try to find ethical labels on clothing and see if companies have an impact report available. You may want to find clothes made from hemp, linen, cotton, or wool. Shop small and local as much as you can. Local designers usually source their materials from ethical sources. As a bonus, you are also supporting local businesses. Last, avoid fast fashion and cheap alternatives that end up in landfills.
- What will be your superhero ride?
What would Batman be without his Batmobile? Or the Avengers without the Quinjet*? Although these rides are iconic, they aren’t very environmentally friendly! As a solar superhero, you know better than to run on traditional fuel. An electric vehicle (EV) is much better for the environment and your wallet! According to a study on fuel savings by Consumer Reports, the typical EV owner saves between $800-$1,000 per year. Even superheroes need to save!
- Every superhero needs the right gadgets!
Here comes the fun part…tech gadgets! Every superhero has cool gadgets that come in handy at the right time. As a solar superhero, you need to be prepared too, and you need to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Consider installing a smart thermostat in your home or getting a solar-powered phone charger. There are many small gadgets that can help you conserve energy, but not all your gadgets need to be high-tech. Invest in a reusable water bottle and coffee mug. By reducing single-use items, you are fighting against climate change.
- Power up your superhero headquarters
Your headquarters may resemble more of a single-family home, but they are just as important. Even with the right gadgets, there is still much to be done to be as environmentally friendly as possible. May we suggest installing a solar system? Going solar may be the biggest conservation move you can make. As a bonus, you are also investing into your home. Imagine being able to say that your home runs on the sun!
- Choose your arch-enemy
Every superhero needs an arch-enemy, a suitable opponent you can devote your life to defeating. If you are going to be a solar superhero, your arch-enemy will likely be climate change. According to The Paris Agreement, it is crucial we limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To do so, we must cut greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. FIghting the climate crisis is a noble mission, and you already have the tools to do it! Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone. You can always recruit help.
- Choose a sidekick!
Every superhero needs a trusty sidekick, someone who has their back when the going gets tough. Well, let us offer our services! Freedom Forever is happy to help you during your solar superhero journey. Talk to one of our independent authorized dealers about what solar system may help you offset your energy-use and help fight climate change. We may not have comic book superpowers, but fighting the climate crisis is what we are here for!