What is an Eco-Friendly Home?
An eco-friendly home is one that is designed and built to minimize its impact on the environment. There is a variety of characteristics at play, including:
- Non-toxic housing materials
- Energy efficiency, and
- Respect for the environment
Fortunately. there are changes – both big and small – that can make a non-efficient home more sustainable. Take a look at the list below to find ways to make your home more environmentally friendly.
You may be surprised at how simple eco-friendly progress at home can be!
There are several ways to make your home less wasteful and more environmentally friendly:
Reduce Energy Consumption
Use energy-efficient appliances, switch to LED lightbulbs, and invest in a programmable thermostat to control your heating and cooling.
Install low-flow showerheads, fix leaks, and use a rain barrel to collect water for your garden.
Recycle and Compost
Set up a recycling program for your household and compost food scraps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Use Reusable Products
Carry a reusable water bottle, bring your own bags to the store, and switch to cloth napkins and towels instead of disposable paper products.
Plant a Garden
Grow your own fruits and vegetables to reduce your carbon footprint from transportation and packaging.
Be Mindful of Your Consumption
Be mindful of what you buy and consider the environmental impact of your purchases.
Use Renewable Energy
If possible, use solar power to generate electricity in your home.
Insulate Your Home
Make sure your home is adequately insulated to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer.
The bottom line:
By implementing these changes, you can significantly reduce your home’s environmental impact and waste.
What are some of the ways you can make your home more eco-friendly?