A truly eco-friendly environment includes your mind!
Tip 7: Grow Your Own Herbs
Growing your own herbs is one of our favorite ways to get more in touch with Mother Nature.
It helps the environment and your pocket by reducing wasteful consumerism (who hasn’t had to throw away unused produce?), and also gives you a sense of pride and achievement for growing your own stuff.
Using energy saving light bulbs will not only save you money, but also help save the environment.
By using less energy, your electricity bill goes down, and by using less electricity, our reliance on man-made systems is decreased.
There is no need to rush out and buy energy saving bulbs for all your outlets, but you can start by replacing the old bulbs as they fail with new, energy efficient versions.
Tip 9: Use Less
If you keep in mind the saying, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Making your home more eco-friendly should include reducing waste.
Reduce your electricity consumption by using energy saving bulbs like we mentioned before, but also by turning off lights when they are not needed, or turning off televisions and other electronic devices when they’re not in use.
Using power strips with an on/off button is an easy way to turn off multiple devices with the flick of a switch.
WikiHow has an incredible article about reducing energy consumption. You can read it HERE.
Tip 10: Replace Old Appliances with Energy Efficient Ones
Replacing your appliances might sound expensive, but it works out to savings in the long run. You save on your electricity bill, and the federal government even offers tax rebates for energy-efficient purchases for your home.
There are hundreds of different ways to make your home more eco-friendly and live in a more sustainable way.
We would love to hear your tips to living a more green life.