Every month is Earth Month with TELUS

Home Security · Apr 21, 2023

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to forget about the impact we have, every day, on our environment. The ground beneath our feet, the air we breathe, it’s always there. Aren’t we lucky?!
At TELUS, we keep the environment at the forefront of everything we do. From
recycling or upcycling donated mobile devices
tree planting initiatives to protect and regrow forests
working towards becoming nature-positive by 2030
, TELUS is always looking for new ways to build towards a better future for everyone.
Every year in
, we take an even more focused approach, asking ourselves what else we can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle, while minimizing our carbon footprint and protecting our environment. As we move towards a greener, more prosperous, and more equitable future for ourselves and future generations, April is a month to celebrate our environment and rethink our impact on things like climate change.

How can I become more environmentally aware?

Sometimes inspiration can come from a great quote, such as this one: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

- Tao Te Ching

It might feel like we have a long way to go to make a difference to our environment, and it’s easy to feel like you are just one person, and so the changes you make can’t possibly matter. But they do! Imagine if every single person, in the world, decided to make a difference? Now THAT would be impactful! 
In the meantime, there are a lot of things that you can do to live a more eco-friendly life. Some very simple and doable ideas include:
Turn it off
Energy conservation is so important. Even if an electrical appliance is on standby, it’s still using energy. The bottom line is that if you’re not using something, it should be unplugged. You can even use
smart plugs
smart bulbs
to program your lamps and appliances automatically, so you don’t have to remember.
Smarten it up
If you’re ready to go one step beyond turning it off, you can make it smarter! This involves an investment on your part, but new appliances with better energy-efficiency ratings and smart technology will use much less energy. You can also explore things like
smart thermostats
to help you build more energy-friendly consumption habits, like turning down the heat or turning off the air conditioning automatically when you’re not at home.
Switch to renewables
Solar panels are becoming a great first step for residential homeowners who want to start using renewable electricity. Check the local listings in your city and get a quote today to have solar panels put on your roof and start generating your own power source.
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How else can TELUS help me make a difference?

At TELUS, we want to help you help the environment in any way we can. Beyond offering you options for
recycling and upcycling your mobile devices
, and all our other
sustainable initiatives
, our
smart home security and home automation plans
can help you make smarter, more environmentally friendly choices in your home.
Smart home security
home automation
systems are becoming more and more popular. Not only do they allow you to monitor your home from anywhere, keeping you and your loved ones safe, but with smart home automation products like
smart bulbs
smart plugs
, and
smart thermostats
, your home actually starts to reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on your monthly utility bills by helping you build smarter energy consumption habits, like turning off your lights, turning down your heat, or unplugging appliances when you’re not using them. 
Did you know: We're delivering energy savings equivalent to taking 5,200 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles off the road per year.*
If you’re ready to do your part, here’s how you can get started:
  • Smart home automation devices can help you be more eco-friendly. By reducing your energy consumption, you can save money on your utility bills. Plus, some smart home devices and upgrades are eligible for tax credits and rebates, so you might be able to save even more.
  • Smart lighting
    can be set to turn off when you leave a room, saving energy and reducing your electricity bill. 
  • Smart appliances and appliances plugged into
    smart plugs
    can optimize energy usage by running during off-peak hours or shutting off when not in use. 
  • Smart thermostats
    can learn your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly, reducing unnecessary energy consumption and saving you money on your energy bills, not to mention reducing your carbon footprint.
If you’re looking for more steps to take,
check out this blog about how else your smart home can really help

TELUS has you covered

By reducing your energy consumption and contributing to a healthier planet, you’re taking action to restore our Earth. Whether you’re looking to control temperature, lighting, or appliances,
has a smart
home automation plan
to meet your needs and budget.
To help you make an informed decision, you can
take this quick quiz
to figure out which plan is right for you, or speak with a Home Automation and Security Expert for free at 1-855-914-4797 and get professional advice tailored to your space.
Happy Earth Day 2023!
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*We've installed 80k smart thermostats, which saves the average household 8% energy per year (or 33 million kWH of energy per year for the average household), which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 5,200 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year according to the United States environmental protection agency GHG equivalencies calculator.

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