In our last blog post, we talked about a few big ways to make your home more sustainable. Making your home sustainable is a huge step towards being completely green, and it’s a huge thank you to Mother Earth. At first, trying to be sustainable may be intimidating, but you’ll soon find out that it doesn’t really take more effort than your life before you and your home were sustainable. Not only can you make your home sustainable in big ways, like insulating your home, installing solar panels, and using window treatments to eliminate unnecessary sunlight in your home, you can also make your home sustainable in small ways.
This seems pretty obvious, but sadly, a lot of people don’t recycle. Your city should supply you with a recycling bin, if you request one. Make sure you look at your city’s website to make sure you understand which items they’ll recycle curbside, and what recyclable items you’ll have to take to a recycling plant to safely dispose of them. Most plastic and paper can be put in your curbside recycling bin. Things like glass usually have to be taken to a recycling plant.
There are a few different ways you can save water without having to limit the amount of times you let your kids flush the toilet everyday. Sometimes it’s as simple as being conscious about how long you’re in the shower every morning. If you can stand it, try changing your shower schedule to every other day, rather than every single day. Not only will this save a lot of water, but it’s actually better for your skin and hair to not shower everyday. If you have a hard time cutting your showers short, try setting a timer for however long it takes to actually get clean. Once the alarm goes off, you know it’s time to step out and stop contemplating your life choices. Another surprising way to save water is to drink from the tap, if your city has water that’s clean enough.
Plant a garden
By planting a garden, you’ll become sustainable in a few different ways. Having vegetable and fruit plants will eliminate your need to buy produce at your large chain grocery stores. Having plants in your yard and home also aid in the natural process of carbon dioxide and oxygen creation. For any fruits and vegetables you can’t grow in your garden, try going to a local farmer’s market instead of shopping at a chain store. By putting money back into the local economy, you’ll create a sustainable environment for your town.