This planet belongs to every single one of us and it’s our job to take care of and be responsible for reducing our footprint.
- Think green when doing your chores
While you’re cooking and using the oven, stop opening and shutting it to see if the food’s ready, it doesn’t seem that bad but you let the heat out and it will take more energy to reach the temperature again.
Also, try washing your clothes in cold water since the secret is in the detergent and cold water cleans just as well. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, hot water is responsible for 90% of the energy consumed during a wash cycle. Not only saving the environment but it’s also safer for clothes because you don’t go through the risk of shrinking them.
- Be aware of what type of products you use
When cleaning, be aware of what kind of products you use and if there’s a better option. For a greener option, instead of detergent or bleach, you can use bicarbonate of soda to kill the bacteria and it leaves your home odour free.
- Minimize your use of resources
Start taking showers instead of baths and for better results, installing a low-flow showerhead can decrease your water consumption by 40%, not only saving water but your money as well since it will help your water bill. It’s a win-win situation.
This one is easy, be aware of how much water you are wasting. Don’t leave the tap running while you’re brushing your teeth or soaking your hands.
- Buy sustainable furniture
Carefully choose where you buy furniture and what they do to minimize their impact. This is one of the reasons we have local producers and why our main material is wood, which comes from sustainable forests, which means letting forests regenerate themselves and having in consideration the local wildlife.
There’s a lot of methods to reduce your energy consumption, as well as your utility bills, such as energy-saving light bulbs, smart meters and home insulation.
If you want to go further, you can get solar panels. It has a big initial cost but it is a long-term investment.
Don’t forget that you’re not only saving the planet, you’re saving your wallet.