We all know the problem we are facing these days when it comes to the environment. Global warming still poses to be the biggest threat to the planet and this can be blamed on the hundreds of years of exploiting natural resources and the rampant use of fossil fuels. We are now experiencing the effects of our negligence. What more will happen in the years to come. Environmental conditions will continue to deteriorate. We will still experience hotter summers, stronger typhoons, floods, and others. Unless we do something now and contribute to the improvement of our planet.
We may think that as individuals, there is nothing we can do to change this situation. Even a small contribution can give a big impact on the environment. For instance, segregation of your waste and turning off the lights when not in use can help in sustaining our environment. There are more ways that you can do to save the planet.
Replace your bulbs with LED lights
Changing your regular light bulbs with LED lights can make a big difference. LED bulbs are more cost-efficient than regular ones. They consume less electricity but emit the same or even better lumens.
Don’t forget to add a recycling bin and compost bin
Recycling bins are very helpful when you are segregating glass bottles, jars, bottles, and other rubbish. Compost bins, on the other hand, are helpful in discarding leftovers. It can also give you free fertilizer for your garden. You can improvise your own compost bin if you want to save money or buy commercially available compost bins. These are designed to keep your backyard tidy and odor-free.
Herbs and spices in your garden
Plant your own herbs and spices and you will receive many benefits from them. These plants do not take much space and can be done in small pots. Do this on the patio or even provide a small spot in your home. These can even be used for your favorite dishes.
Decorate your home with indoor plants
Indoor plants are not only effective in improving air quality. They can also make your home look vibrant and refreshing. Just don’t forget to give them what they need, such as sunlight and water.
Use attractive and functional window treatments
Curtains and blinds are commonly used as insulators. As such, room temperature can be regulated without the use of air conditioners, thus saving electricity. These can also be used to add style to your home.
Use homemade natural cleaning products
Natural cleaning products are effective as those that are bought in groceries. Moreover, they do not contain any harmful chemicals which is important especially if you have kids at home. You can make your own cleaning agents by using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. If you’re not sure how to use them, there are a lot of videos on YouTube that can help you.
DIY instead of buying new items
Why buy new items when you can create your own. DIY items can unleash your creativity. The good thing about this project is that you can do this with your family for a productive weekend. You can recycle old items in your home and use them to create new products. For sure, your kids will have a great time doing this project with you.