We must all strive to conserve our environment not only for us but also for our future generations. The most basic step of environmental conservation is going green. This starts from our homes before we take it to the streets and eventually our office. If you are wondering how to go green in your home, you can try these ideas.
A greater percentage of water is often wasted. It is important to note that freshwater supply will soon diminish because of drought and pollution. There are several ways of conserving water like taking a bath instead of a shower, turning the tap off while brushing teeth among others. One can also invent ways of recycling water. It is also important to repair leaking taps so as to save that drop of water that may be wasted.
This can be properly dealt with by recycling. Things like plastics bags and tins can be reused before they are eventually dumped. The other biodegradables can be used to start one’s compost. This idea will not only help in environmental conservation but also in making your garden better since it will have its natural manure which will be suitable for growing organic foods. Where possible skip the plastic bags and go for paper bags.
Use bulbs with low watts but are bright enough to adequately light the room. They will use less energy. One can also switch off bulbs in rooms that are not being used. Dimmer bulbs can be used in the bedroom and living room. This will eventually lower your power costs. In areas where one can find green energy, they can opt to be connected to it. Green energy includes solar and wind energy. Avoid leaving electronics in standby mode as they continue to use the power which when accumulated over time becomes a huge consumption.
Tree planting is another effective way of going green. Besides providing shade, they act as wind breakers, enhance the availability of clean air, they also have an effect on the climate which is also a factor when it comes to environmental conservation. Trees also hold the soil together and also provide homes for birds and animals that are good for the environment.
Educate your children
When children are taught the above green measures, they grow up to be responsible and eco-conscious adults, just what the society needs to make the whole world eco-friendly. It does not have to be a lecture of some sought, but one can involve their children in activities like tree planting, recycling materials among many others.
These are just but few ways of going green at home. Many others can be adopted in ensuring the world becomes a better place to live in…