How to Be Green Without Going Into the Red - Ecobuy

We all want to do our part to ensure the longevity of our planet. While doing things, like turning the lights off when you leave the room and walking instead of driving, are a great start, there’s more that we can do. If you are a homeowner, you have the power to turn your house into a force for environmental good.

Keep reading for a few quick tips on how to do just that without blowing your bank account.

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Fill your space with sustainable products

As a homeowner, every purchasing decision you make will either slow down or move forward your goals toward becoming environmentally friendly. Make a point to fill your home with sustainable products, including dog beds, dishcloths, and even toothbrushes, all of which are available on EcoBuy.Store.

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Make environmentally-friendly home modifications.

On a larger scale, the way that you outfit your home matters as well. When it’s time to upgrade, do so with the environment in mind. What’s the best environmentally-friendly home renovation? While there are many, solar panels or new windows are smart choices. No matter where you live throughout Australia, you likely get at least 200 days of sunshine. If you opt for solar panels, you’ll enjoy lower utility bills. New windows can help you do the same while also giving access to more natural light. No matter what you choose to do, make sure to keep receipts, take pictures before and after installation, and talk to your bank about how modifications might make your home worth more money.

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Enjoy the outdoors more often.

Anytime you’re outside, you don’t have to rely on electricity or other resources. Make sure that your home is set up so that you can enjoy the outdoors more often. This could be anything from having outdoor recreational spaces to simply cooking in your outdoor kitchen instead of firing up the oven. As an added benefit, spending more time outside has been shown to increase people’s inclinations toward environmental-friendliness. Treehugger explains that this is because people that spend more time in nature have a greater appreciation of it.

Grow your vegetables and compost the waste.

An almost immeasurable amount of food waste winds up in landfills each year. While food is biodegradable, the plastic bags it’s tossed into are not. You can kill two proverbial birds with one stone with a garden by eliminating the need to drive to the store for produce and then setting up a compost pile on your property. According to Common Grounds Compost, your fruits and vegetable scraps are the ideal inclusions to your compost pile.

Vegetables and a compost bin

Vegetables and a compost bin

Buy with the future in mind.

If you don’t already own your own home or are planning to relocate in the future, keep the environment in mind as you make your next selection. Homes that are updated with dual pane windows, environmentally-friendly landscaping, and smart devices are better for Mother Earth than those that are not. You can also look to see that the home is well insulated and is free of unnecessary air leaks, which make it much more difficult for your HVAC system to work efficiently.

No matter where you live, whether you own your own home or rent temporarily, every decision that you make can have a positive or negative impact on the environment. So, choose wisely and look for ways to improve upon the way you treat the world around you. You never know when a small upgrade or renovation will have an even greater impact on your life by helping you get more out of your investment when it’s time to change your address.

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