It Is Earth Day – Make Your Home a Green House!

Make Your Home Eco-Friendly in Honor of Earth DayToday – April 22nd – is World Earth Day!

On World Earth Day, it is only natural (and right) to be kind to the planet. What better way to give Mother Nature some TLC than to adopt some green and eco-friendly habits?

Now, more than ever, planet earth is suffering from an atmosphere of toxic gases, polluted waters, more species becoming extinct, melting ice caps, and depleted natural resources. Every individuals’ actions impact the planet – so make sure yours help rather than hinder the environment.

Fortunately, homeowners can do more than just recycling. On Earth Day, adopt these simple steps to go green in your home!

Conserve water – You can do this by watering your plants with water from boiling vegetables in your saucepan (plants love the nutrients), cutting short your shower, eliminating your weekly car wash, and fixing leaky faucets.

Go vegetarian/vegan – A large amount of land and grain are used to feed livestock to then feed humans. This land could be used for growing edible plants and the grain that is used to feed the livestock each day could be used to cure world hunger, twice over! Even small changes make a big impact. Adding one meat-free meal per week (for a family of four) has the same effect as driving a hybrid car! Try meat-free meals today!

Choose green cleaners – Switching to green cleaners reduces air pollution both indoors and out, minimizing exposure to both asthma and allergy triggers, and chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Instead of buying toxic chemicals, look for plant-based products.

Solidify your insulation – Adding insulation can improve your energy draw by 20 to 30 percent. This cuts down your energy consumption (kind to the planet) and your monthly bill (kind to your wallet).

Donate rather than dump – It is estimated that for every item of clothing that is donated, 27 pounds of carbon emissions are reduced. Pack up those unwanted gifts and gently worn clothes to your local charity store.

Go solar – With solar energy panels, a small investment means that your home and water can be heated from a free, natural, and renewable source – the sun!

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