Simple ways to Go Green in your home

Everyone can do their part for the planet. An eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t always need to be expensive or involve retrofitting your entire home – It’s as simple as changing your habits a little and finding a sustainable alternative to your everyday household products.

Try these tips for saving the earth and go a little greener in your home and everyday habits:  

   

 

Start your day right – with Coffee

Go green "to go."  Always take a travel cup to your favourite coffee shop. There are so many great keep cup options now so you can save the planet in style. 

Reusable Bags 

Always have reusable shopping bags on hand in the car for wherever you go.  That way you’re less likely to forget them when you head to the store. These are great to use for all shopping needs, not just supermarket visits.  

Weatherproofing on Windows

This combination of double glazing and airtight frames provides a highly effective barrier to heat gain and heat loss, keeping your home cool in summer and warm in winter to reduce your heating and air conditioning usage. 

Switch to Energy Efficient 

Swap to energy-efficient light bulbs. They use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs. You'll knock a good chunk off your electric bill for each bulb over its lifetime.

Pick your Appliances 

When buying new appliances choose options with 5-star energy efficient ratings. Buy quality so you can keep them for as long as possible, and then recycle them.

Switch Off

Completely switch off all electronic gadgets, such as, your computer, printer and television at night as they do consume power when put on standby mode.

Make it a Family Affair 

Make it a family affair. Teach your children to establish green habits early on with these activities. Spend the money you save on a fun, family activity. 

The following ways to go green are easy steps you can take toward sustainable living in your home. Most of these ideas are simple to implement, cost little to no money, and can have a huge impact on the environment and our natural resources. Some are rather big, take time to implement, and can't be done overnight. The home is where the heart is and its also a reflection of yourself and your actions. Every little bit counts.