Tips for a More Eco-friendly Home
Why stop with straws? Reducing your carbon footprint is easier than you think! These 5 simple changes can make you + your home more eco-friendly.
1. Opt for LED Light Bulbs
Replacing your incandescent bulbs with LED ones can help save up to 90% more power. So, While the initial cost may cause some hesitation among shoppers, it’s important to note that the lifespan of an LED bulb is 25,000 hours versus the 1,200 hours you get with an incandescent bulb and it also decreases your monthly power bill.
2. Switch to water saving showerheads
Water saving showerheads are a no-brainer when it comes to becoming more eco-friendly! At a mere $8, these showerheads can save up to 40% more power and energy than standard ones.
3. Knix the plastic water bottles
Reusable water bottles are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. By switching from plastic one-time-use bottles (assuming you use them every day), you can save anywhere from 300-1000 bottles a year. Another bonus? There are some really cool designs out there like stainless steel ones that can keep your liquids cold up to 48 hours and hot up to 24 hours later.
4. Choose your location wisely
If you can swing it, choose a home that’s near public transportation, groceries, your work & other fun activities you may frequent. By walking places or taking the bus, you’re helping eliminate harmful toxins cars release into the atmosphere.