We all want to do our bit to make the world we live in a better place and what place is better to start than in your own home? We believe that the three ways we have listed below will make your home more eco-friendly and in turn help in the fight to make our planet more sustainable. Have a read below and get inspired to become more eco friendly.
Install Solar Panels
Solar panels are a great economical addition to any household, they are a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. Solar panels collect power from the sun during the day and then store that energy to use in the evening and in darker days. They can be a little pricey so make sure you do your research beforehand to find a company that is the right fit for you, https://www.choosesolar.com has some useful information about different types of solar panels.
If you like the idea of solar panels but are not quite ready for the cost outlay then consider starting small and installing some solar lights in your garden. This will give you a rough idea of how solar works on a much smaller scale. Invest in a few to line up along your garden path or driveway, once your solar lights have collected energy from the sun during the day they will automatically light your garden when the evening gets darker.
Plant Your Own Herbs And Vegetables
Have you ever thought about planting your own vegetables or herbs? It isn’t as difficult as you may think. Growing your own foods can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The food we have in our fridge comes from all over the world and transporting them from farm to your door releases a lot of emissions into the air.
Growing your own food is not only rewarding but will also work out cheaper in the long run. Whilst we are on the subject of food, if you have a large enough garden then buying some chickens to provide eggs is also a great way to be more eco-friendly.
It’s only over the last decade or so we have become more aware of how harmful plastics are to our environment and wildlife. Doing your bit by recycling your plastics, paper, cardboard, and tins, etc. will help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and in the sea, in addition to encouraging more companies to make their products recyclable.
Most companies are already starting to change their packaging to be recyclable or using recycled plastics to package their products. Open your mind to the knowledge of what items can and cannot be recycled, there are many clothes that can be recycled too. Instead of just throwing them out when you are done with them, find your local recycling center or even a charity shop.
We hope these three tips have helped get you inspired to become more eco friendly. Whilst you are here check out Simple Ways To Get Your 5-A-Day.