Making your house a friend to the environment should be a priority for all of us, but the sad reality is that it really isn’t, nevertheless there are a few things that you can do to make your home more of a friend to the environment which won’t impose too much on your overall life.
Reuse and recycle
As children, we are told the mantra over and over again but somewhere along the way we forget it and don’t give it a second thought. But when it comes to furnishing your home, reusing old furniture is one of the more sensible and sustainable options. Reupholstering an old set or buying second hand is not only helpful to the earth but it is also easier on your wallet.
Modern appliances are part of our lives and they have made our lives much easier but the downside of this wonderful technology is that it is more often than not quite unsustainable. However, technology has evolved and now we are presented with a number of eco friendly products for all types of home appliances. But the question is how effective are they? This is judged by the energy star standard and if an appliance has this rating then you can be comfortable in the knowledge that you are making a smart choice.
Solar panelling has been one of the core eco friendly products since the concept arrived. This is the embodiment of sustainable technology and while you might be doing all you can for the environment by investing in home ware from stores trying to make a difference, but if at the end of the day you are guzzling energy and racking up your bill, then you are doing neither yourself nor the environment favour. By installing the panels, you are able to save on your electricity bill as well as lessen your carbon footprint.
This might sound like a broken record but recycling does help the environment. You might think that your little effort is moot but it goes a long way. It might be a tedious process but there is a simple way to look at it that might not cause that much of a headache. Simply separate your trash as what you would not want in your soil and food and the rest- simple and much easier. It might not be as effective but it is better than nothing at all. Though, for those who want to go the extra mile and make an impact, separate all your trash. It might not seem like much but these are little ways in which you can help keep the earth green.