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How To Go Green At Home

Updated: Apr 24

Going green is vital in modern life. Whether at home or at work, you should always consider making your experience a little bit eco-friendlier. Recycling plastics, limiting food waste, and using public transportation are just some of those environmentally friendly choices you can make. With a slight adaptation to your lifestyle, you can easily contribute to a greener and cleaner environment.

But first, let’s dive into more details about the advantages of green choices.

3 Advantages Of ‘Going Green’

There are three main advantages of choosing environmentally friendly solutions.

1. It’s budget-friendly

Going green means saving money. You can reduce your electricity bills by using renewable energy or restrict your water consumption through the purchase of energy-star appliances and water-saving plumbing systems.

2. Going green is good for your health

Going green also provides health benefits. If we reduce air pollution and environmental toxins, we can reduce our exposure to infections and other diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution causes around 2 million premature deaths every year globally.

In addition, it’s a benefit to have organically grown food for your meals as they don’t contain harmful chemicals and pesticides.

3. It helps the environment

Last but not least, Going Green is all you need to do to save the planet. This way you can help save rainforests and preserve the animal habitat and ecosystem. We can also reduce wastage that can end up in landfills and limit our energy and water consumption to save the planet’s resources.

How To Go Green At Home?

If you’ve decided to go green but don’t know where to start, then these tips are for you. It’s important to remember that even small changes can bring a big difference.

  1. Use energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to instantly reduce your energy consumption. They last up to 12 times as much as traditional bulbs, so they are more efficient.

  2. Avoid phantom power loss by switching off your power strips or unplugging device chargers.

  3. Save more water by installing low-flow fixtures. You can use them for your toilet flush and shower head. Most toilets nowadays have a duel-flow flush so you can use the low-flow option most of the time.

  4. Don’t leave your heating or lights on when you’re going away.

  5. Alter your small habits to save more energy and water as well: turn the tap off when you are brushing your teeth and don’t let the water run when you’re doing your dishes. Taking a shower is the best alternative to a bath. If the water takes a long time to get warm, collect it and use it for your home plants.

  6. Wash your clothes less, especially if it’s made of synthetic materials. They shed microplastics in your washing machine which eventually filters through into the ocean. The ocean floor holds over 14 million tonnes of microplastics. When you wash your clothes go for colder temperatures and don’t overuse a tumble dryer.

If you follow these tips, you will both contribute to the environment and your own health. Snug Shared Living always takes necessary actions to help protect the Earth.

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