It is good news that many people across the world are becoming more environmentally-conscious. Being more eco-friendly will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment but it can even save you money. Capplus, with the motto of becoming one of the leading brands in the field of manufacturing and interior design that is environmentally friendly, will accompany this campaign. Through the section Green House - Green Earth, we will send you some useful tips, tested by experienced design experts, to help you build a fresh, close to nature living space, reducing pollution levels, contributing to limiting the negative effects of climate change.
1. Wash clothes in cold water
This can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 1,281 pounds a year, and saves on your energy bill.
2. Switch your light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs
They use 75% less energy and last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. It would only take three months to make up for the higher sticker price.
3. Air dry your clothes
The dryer in your home takes up a lot of energy and it is quite simple to just hang your clothes and allow them to air dry. If you do need to use the dryer, then be sure to clean out the lint to help it work more efficiently.
4. Unplug appliances that are not in use.
Many appliances use energy even when turned off. This is called electricity. Kill the vampire and save both energy and money.
5. Add window treatments
Curtains and blinds not only allow you some privacy, as well as keep the light out when it is shining in your eyes or you need a nap on the couch, but they also help save energy. To ensure you get the right kind, be sure you look for the ones that specifically prevent heat loss in the winter and deflect the suns rays to keep your home cooler in the summer.
6. Go green on your coffee break by bringing your own cup
If you usually order a Tall Latte at Starbucks, bring a tall re-usable coffee mug with you. Every time you ask your favorite coffee shop to put your drink in your own cup, you are helping to green your environment.
7. Use more eco-friendly cleaners
At least use less of your current detergents and bleaches. Experiment to find the least amount of chemicals you can use to achieve satisfactory results. Use natural cleaning boosters. There are many formulations online. Research these and pick a laundry booster that is biodegradable and requires little energy to produce and distribute
8. Plant trees around your home
The trees will help provide shade for you home and, therefore, will help keep your home cooler in the hot summer months. It will not require as much air conditioning to keep it at your desired temperature. Deciduous trees lose leaves in the winter, so they will still allow the sun to come in and help heat your home during the winter months
9. Don`t throw away coffee grounds
Use them to fertilize your plants. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen so these make great, healthy plant food. Using coffee grounds as fertilizer keeps them out of the landfill, makes it unnecessary for you to purchase and use chemical plant food, and help your plants grow nicely, adding oxygen to the atmosphere. You can also add them to your compost bin.
10. Choose environmentally friendly furniture
Opting for furniture that makes a difference, whether it is upcycled or made of earth-friendly materials, means you get to enjoy it guilt free, while your health can reap the benefits. There are so many furniture brands out there that seek to provide customer- and environment-safe products.