Go for Green, Make Your House Mother Earth Friendly
With the climate change and everything that has been happening to our planet lately, it is not hard to notice that our beloved Mother Earth needs our constant TLC. We may not be capable of doing something big and cause noticeable change right away, but we can do little things that may contribute to something big when done with a lot of us.
By changing your eating habits, you can lessen the amount of waste that you make and at the same time it will lessen the demand of your energy consumption. You may buy foods in bulk to reduce the packaging that eventually turns to a trash. To help lessen the air pollution and fuel consumption, you can buy your raw food produce from your local farmers, that way there won’t be a need to transport these goods. Also, this is a giveaway, but please use reusable drinking water bottles instead of disposable ones, because of course it will also turn to waste which will eventually end up in our landfills.
Reduce energy consumptions by keeping your refrigerator away from direct sunlight or the stove or any hot area. When your refrigerator is near a hot surface or area, the compressor works overtime making the consumption of energy higher. Also, if you have a full load of dishes, use a dishwasher instead of washing the dishes with your own hands. Every 3 months, change your air filter to avoid clogs. These clogs will reduce air flow which will also trigger your air cooling system to use up more energy.
Decorating your house with eco-friendly products will also help you save our planet. In fact eco-friendly materials are hype right now because of how convenient it is and houses which are eco-friendly sell for much higher prices! Make your house eco-friendly by using bamboo hardwood floors because bamboo replenishes over a few years compared to those other woods that are used for floors. Use a low Volatile Organic Compound paint. VOC does not only pollute indoors with harsh odors but they also cause smog and destroy the ozone layer.
A greener landscape for your yard will help keep the environment healthy and foster growth for plants and animals in your local area. You can do this by planting native plants in your garden or yard. This will require less maintenance and watering because they are accustomed to the local climate and will grow beautifully by themselves without too much supervision. Make use of a compost pit, this will lessen the amount of waste that goes to the landfill and at the same time you’ll have your very own fertilizer. Use a big container to collect rain water, you may use this to water the plants, also when mowing the lawn, do not use gas mowers, because they emit pollutants that aggravates global warming.
Going Green doesn’t is not expensive, it’s really easy to Go Green with cheap ways. It’s not just healthy to the environment, but also healthy for your wallets!