Everything we do everyday has an impact – good or bad. The good news is that we as individuals have the power to most of our choices. Shocker!
The question is, why haven’t all of us gone green? We save energy, money, animals, the planet & ourselves (not to mention our children & grandchildren). Embracing a ‘greener’ lifestyle isn’t just about saving trees etc. but also means improving your health, and overall quality of life. So, why haven’t all of us gone green?
If you’re in between renovating your space, a new homeowner or just want to be more aware of your surroundings & how to make a difference– We’ve put together some quick tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly.
1 | Ask your neighbours
Some of you may not know but by using locally sourced or supplied building materials creates a positive impact towards the environment, due to less time in transportation. So next time you’re looking for new furnishings or décor, ask if it's Australian made.
2| Slay energy vampires
When you leave your electronic devices plugged in, after your done using them, they’re still sucking out the energy – even if they’re switched off. So you can cut a huge amount of energy consumption if every night you just unplug your appliances when they’re not in use.
3 | Grow an indoor jungle
Clean your indoor air & "green" your living space by filling your home with spider plants, boston ferns, rubber plants, and palm trees! Live plants around your home act as natural air filters, and some plants are particularly effective absorbers of harmful pollutants emitted from carpets, furniture, and electronic equipment
4 | Changing bright to brighter!
It's time to swap your old light bulbs with fluorescent (CFL) and LED bulbs as they can dramatically slash your house’s energy consumption for light. Whereas as old fashioned light bulbs waste up to 90% of their energy as heat !
5 | Chuck it out the window
A good consistent job for yourself and children could be composting your kitchen scraps. A good way for your kids to learn not to just chuck fruits, veggie peels, napkins and paper towels away but certain products can be recycled to produce compost which is great for your garden! By doing this, it’s also keeps scraps out of landfills.
7 | Out with the old
Old appliances such as water heaters, refrigerators or stoves could be wasting a lot of energy. Replace them with Energy Star – qualified products, which will ensure that your home uses less energy.
Love, The ACC Team