Incorporating Green Living in Your Home

We cannot argue that climate change has come. The rapid changing of weather cycle around the world can attest to this. The melting of ice caps in the polar regions is a huge evidence. Although the damage has been done, it doesn’t mean that we cannot anymore do anything about it. In fact, we can help relatively slows the degradation in our own way. Starting in the comfort of our homes.

Unknowingly, within our very homes, we contribute to the fast developing global warming. With the products we use in our everyday chores, we aggravate the now persisting problem. So how can we prevent this? We have created here a checklist.

ü Lessen the use of aerosols at home

Aerosols are among those substances which relatively contributes to the Earth’s abnormal heating. We use this in our homes in the form of air fresheners, and as a beauty product in the form of spray nets for our hair. Now, even deodorants and antiperspirants can be made of these.

Instead of using aerosol sprays, we can instead use alternative products. For instance, instead of using air sprays to alleviate the bad order in the house, we can just use a water-vinegar solution. Such may bring the same result without harming the environment.

ü Choose environmental-friendly appliances

At some point, you’d want to upgrade. Many of us our fan of new technology and as much as possible, we want the most modern in our own household. But wait! We can do this without harming the environment. How? By choosing environmental-friendly appliances.

These are easily spotted as they are indicated by stickers. If it is not easily evident to you, then you can ask your local retailers if they sell those that are Energy-Star Approved. You can even ask them if they use so you can see how it can integrate into the current look of your home.

ü Decrease your trash by donating

That thing you are about to throw out, is that meant as a trash? More often than not we do not think twice about the things we dump. Whether these are clothes that do not anymore fit us or cans and bottles that serve no purpose in our household, all these just add to the garbage that piles up in the landfill.

Do you know that there is money in collecting bottles and tin cans? These can be sold to be recycled by those in the business. And the clothes you think cannot fit you anymore, they can still be used by shelter kids. You can coordinate with the local shelters near you to see if they can find a new home for that stuff you are not anymore using.

ü Eliminate the use of plastics

Plastics are considered to be the number one cause of pollution worldwide. The fact that they do not decompose and are made up of pure chemicals just add up to their harm to the environment. This is why many cities have adopted the ‘no plastic policy’ around the world.

In place of plastic bags, individuals are encouraged to use eco-bags instead. Metal straws are also available now instead of plastic ones. Containers that are made of plastic and styrofoam are fast being discouraged in restaurants and fast food chains. In your household, by adopting this practice, you can easily help the environment in your own way.

If everyone will be conscious of the use of environment-friendly products, we can help rebuild our environment. Hand-in-hand we can preserve our world for the next generation to come.