For many, the desire to live more sustainably is growing stronger. But between juggling daily routines and navigating a world brimming with conflicting information, implementing eco-friendly changes can feel overwhelming. The good news is that transforming your home into a haven of environmental consciousness does not require drastic overhauls; it is all about embracing small, achievable steps that weave sustainability into the fabric of your daily life.Continue reading
Electricity was first introduced into people’s homes near the end of the Victorian period in the late 19th century and has been growing in use ever since. Just think about the huge changes in the 1940s when electrical appliances like vacuum cleaners and refrigerators became a part of most households!
Today we face a global energy crisis which has led to a growing demand for clean and renewable energy. Now is the time to flip the switch on the fuels we have been using to power our electricity and appliances and turn on a clean energy home. You can reduce your carbon footprint, improve indoor air quality, and support renewable energy by changing the appliances you use and how the power to run them is generated. And with residential energy use accounting for roughly 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States, moving to an all-electric home has the potential to help change the world.Continue reading
Looking to refresh your home? Consider a sustainable renovation from start to finish by reducing waste, recycling, upcycling, and using eco-friendly materials.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 13% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from the commercial and residential sector. This includes the fossil fuels burned to power heating, lights, cooling, refrigeration, and the handling of waste. Electricity production accounts for an additional 25% of the GHGs.
If you are about to undertake a home renovation, making smart choices can make a difference in the amount of waste and GHG emissions associated with the work.Continue reading
You may be looking for ways to reduce your impact on the environment, and if you’re looking to build a home, there are plenty of reasons to build sustainable. From using renewable materials to installing solar panels and even building smaller, here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re looking to build your home the eco-friendly way.
Build a smaller home
There are many benefits of building a small home, from a lower building cost to less maintenance and even better energy efficiency. You could build the largest, most eco-friendly home, but still a small home built with the same eco-friendly home design will have the least environmental impact. Whether you’re interested in living in a tiny home or you just want your home design to be space-efficient, there are so many ways to build a smaller, smarter home so that you can still live comfortably while reducing your footprint.Continue reading
We’re halfway through 2019, but it’s never too late to start working toward sustainable living. One easy way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle is to purchase from brands whose goal is to create ethically and sustainably made products. If you’re in the market for some new home decor, here are our top picks for the best sustainable home decor brands to check out this year.Continue reading
We’re always trying to find ways to make our home more environmentally friendly. Adding eco-friendly products to your home is one easy and efficient way to do your part to help our environment little by little. We recently came across some of the best eco-friendly products for the bedroom.
Believe it or not, one of the simplest eco-friendly changes you can make in your home is purchasing a mattress that is good for the environment. If it’s time to replace your mattress, consider purchasing one that is eco-conscious and made from a material like renewable natural latex or plant-based memory foam. Mattresses like these are much more sustainable (and they can even be more comfortable than your traditional bed!).