In a world where climate change is real and mostly man-made, it’s important to take care of the environment as much as possible. Even the slightest action that you’re doing could have devastating effects on the climate. It’s been reported that safe and drinkable water will run out in less than 100 years. This is a startling piece of information, but it’s something we can work on together! However, it’s only one of the things needed in order to make the world a better and healthier place. Here are some tips on how to make your home eco-friendly!
Grow a bamboo plant
Bamboo is an amazing plant that everyone should have in their homes! It’s the world’s fastest growing plants which mean it’s more environmentally friendly than other trees and plants. If you want to have hardwood flooring that doesn’t damage the environment, choose bamboo. Also, keeping a bamboo plant in your home is healthy, and people will love how your home looks with it. A stylish yet effective plant that you should get and grow!
Replace bulbs with LED
Incandescent light bulbs are so last century! Why not trade your incandescent light bulbs for LED light bulbs? They’re much more environmentally friendly than incandescent ones and last longer. Your electricity bill will also be lower. Personally, I have LEDs in my home, and I don’t even need to turn off the light – it can stay on for extended periods of time without wasting too much electricity. However, if you really want to make an influence and save around 400 pounds of emissions from greenhouse gases, replace all of your incandescent bulbs with LED ones.
Recycling is something we hear about every day. Our parents are telling us to recycle, our friends are telling us to recycle; everyone is telling us to recycle, and they’re not wrong! Recycling plays a major part in making the Earth greener and better. You can recycle literally everything, from plastics to glass and even furniture. Make a pick and make the world a better place!
Replace paper towels
Paper towels can be found in 99.9% of the homes in the United States. But did you ever think of how many trees this kills, just for the sake of not having to wash your cloth towels? Home improvement is all about making your home a better place. Paper towels, in general, are helpful, quite a lot if I might add, but they aren’t necessary. Once you use up all your current paper towels, purchase a couple of cloth towels or start using the ones you have.
Create a compost heap
Even if you don’t have a garden, composting your trash is great for the environment and it makes your home environmentally conscious. However, having a garden gains you the advantage when it comes to creating a compost heap as it can be used to fertilize the garden and the surrounding area. Whatever the case may be, definitely do your best to create a compost heap if you want your home to be more eco-friendly!
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Alyssa is blogger and writer at topreveal.com and she has a passion for writing articles on health care, cooking, home improvement, etc. Being a mom & consumer advocate she has years of experience testing equipment and recipes.