Do you care about the environment? Do you want to protect it? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you might want to keep on reading this article until the end.
Do you know that there is more you can do to take part in protecting the environment other than using your own shopping bag when purchasing something, buying organic greens, turning off the electricity when not in use and separating organic and inorganic garbage? These days you can create an eco-friendly and healthy home, which will benefit both the environment and your family.
The following are some ways that you can do to have a greener home:
- Buy furniture made of recycled materials. Nowadays, as people are becoming more aware of environmental issues, it is becoming easier to find furniture that is made of recycled materials in the market. So, next time you want to buy a table and some chairs, for example, look for the recycled ones.
- Use LED light bulbs. Why? Because they last much longer and are greener compared to regular incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps. By using LED light bulbs you will save not only the environment but also your money.
- Grow plants inside the house. If so far you only have plants outdoor, you can start to grow plants indoor. Plants are natural air filters, so they are good for you and the other people living together with you. Plants such as palm trees, rubber and spider plants are also well-known for their ability to absorb harmful pollutants from your electronic equipment, furniture, carpets and mats.
- Choose energy efficient equipment. Appliances that are energy efficient usually have labels on the packaging. Energy efficient equipment is low at cost and saves energy.
- Frame your windows with wood. Instead of using metal or UPVC (Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride), it is better to use wood for the frames of your windows. Wooden frames last longer and are less polluting.
- Use an eco-kettle. Many people have no idea that most kettles use too much electricity. Eco-kettles are more energy saving and efficient.
- Thick curtains for windows and doors. It does not matter what thick curtains look like if you are really that serious in taking care of the environment because thick curtains can conserve energy. Forget blinds from now on, go for thick curtains.
- Consider installing solar panels. Solar panels are great for long-term investment. They may be expensive at first, but we recommend you to start thinking about long term, which is why we call it long-term investment. By using the sun as your source of energy, you will reduce your energy consumption and supply excess energy, not to mention that solar energy is clean and renewable.
The things mentioned above are not difficult to do. Start now and help save the Earth!