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Fantastic, And Slightly Strange, Ways To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly!

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Living a ‘greener’ life is something that everyone strives to do in the twenty-first century. Since we now understand the impact we are having on the planet, it is important to try and make a positive impact for the sake of the future. Most people start at home because home is the easiest place to start. Also, a lot of people start with the conventional methods because they, too, are the easiest things to change.

However, if you are a bit of a ‘green’ nerd and want to transform your home, the conventional tips might not be enough. If that is the case, you need the weird and wonderful! Here are the small and strange things you can do at home that make a massive difference.

Don’t Flush

What?! Most people have that reaction when they hear this tip because the thought disgusts them. Of course, if you are going for a number 2 you should always flush. Otherwise, the smell would be overpowering! But, if you are not, then you should leave the flush alone. Not flushing means you don’t use excess water. As a result, you save the water for a completely useful job.

Go Paperless

If you think about it, why do you need paper in your home? What with all the technology, when was the last time you wrote something down on a piece of paper? And, if you did, that paper then probably went to waste! Instead of keeping books of dead trees around the house for meaningless pursuits, use your phone or computer to write down a message. That way, you prevent trees from a gruesome fate!

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Or, Buy Recycled Paper

To be fair, you don’t have to get rid of paper completely if you don’t want. But, you still shouldn’t use normal paper because that is bad for the environment. Instead, buy Bloomin seed paper. Bloomin is a company that produce a high-quality paper that is made from one hundred percent recycled materials. Better yet, it grows into wildflowers and other plants! You can buy paper to use around the house, or you can buy greeting cards and even wedding invites. Whatever you use it for, it couldn’t be friendlier to the planet!

Solar Panel It

Solar panels are a great addition to the outside of your home if you have space. The right system will take care of all your electric needs, so your home will become completely self-sufficient. In fact, some local authorities even pay you for the electricity that you put back into the grid. There is no better way to help the Earth than to stop the demand for fossil fuels, which, when burned, destroy the ozone layer. And, if you can help your bank balance in the process that is just a happy coincidence!

Heat It Up

Modern homes are fitted with central heating. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t install a fire. When a fire gets going, it will quickly heat the whole house. And, you can burn whatever you want to keep it going, like wood and logs. As long as you plant a seed for every tree you burn, there shouldn’t be a problem.

 

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