Living Greener: 6 Sustainable Practices to Improve Your Home

Living Greener: 6 Sustainable Practices to Improve Your Home

The planet is in trouble. The United States government has plans set in motion to achieve 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  

These living greener goals may seem overwhelming. But if everyone does their part, we may reverse climate change and enjoy the fruits of a healthier planet.  

There are many small changes you can make at home that are relatively inexpensive and do not require much effort. Here are a few to consider.  

How to Be More Sustainable in 6 Steps 

1. Insulate Your Home the Sustainable Way 

First things first, when homes are non-insulated, air escapes and systems work harder to achieve a comfortable interior temperature. Insulation will keep warm or cool air in, so you don’t waste energy. It will also help you save on energy bills.  

Unfortunately, not all insulation materials are eco-friendly. Be kind to Mother Earth by forgoing sheep’s wool and fiberglass. Cotton, cork, and recycled newspapers are more sustainable insulation options.  

2. Use Energy Efficient Appliances 

Energy-efficient appliances use less energy to perform. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and dependency on fossil fuels. Look for the Energy Star label to ensure your appliances are not contributing to environmental issues.  

3. Save Water 

There are various ways to save water at home. Take shorter showers. Shut off the water when you’re brushing your teeth. Fix leaky faucets. Install low-flow showerheads whenever possible.  

4. Recycle 

Recycling is not only about throwing recyclables in the proper bin. Donate clothing and items you no longer need instead of throwing them away. Doing so reduces the need for non-sustainable manufacturing. It also helps others purchase affordable goods.  

5. Switch to a Plant-Based Diet 

Meat production leads to species loss. Manufacturing methods also emit pollutants into the atmosphere.  

Overhauling one’s diet to eliminate all meat can be overwhelming. But you can start in increments with a meatless Monday or a plant-based Tuesday. The less you eat meat, the more you will help the environment.  

6. Use Bamboo Toilet Paper 

The toilet paper you use can also harm the environment. Many toilet papers contain chemicals that leak into the environment after disposal. The production also requires trees and could lead to deforestation.  

You can minimize toilet paper’s environmental damage by using bamboo toilet paper. Bamboo is a fast-growing crop so it will not cause deforestation. The toilet paper manufacturing process does not use chemicals, so it is kind to the environment.  

If you decide to make the move to bamboo toilet paper, RB Life Brands is an ideal provider. Order our subscription services for a 10% discount and have toilet paper delivered to your door. You will also receive 20% off your first order and free shipping.  

Living greener starts at home. Insulation, a plant-based diet, energy-efficient appliances, recycling, saving water, and using bamboo toilet paper are just a few ways to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. RB Life Brands will support you in your goals.  

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