5 Eco Friendly Changes You Can Make Right Now


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It can be a challenge to think about the environment in your day-to-day life. But it should be one of the top things on your mind. For one thing, if you do ensure you are eco-friendly, you can help make the world a better place for generations to come. We may just feel like little people, but saving the world begins at home and with small changes you can make a lot of difference. 

Carbon emissions are a major environmental problem and with that in mind, Viessmann started a campaign that aims to educate people on the importance of carbon offsetting. For example, did you know that by planting more trees we can reduce the carbon footprint and help the environment? 

"Quite incredibly, one single tree can remove as much as 10 kgs of CO2 each year. The problem is, as our recent Vi-move campaign found, around 15 billion trees are cut down annually and the rate of deforestation around the world is actually increasing." 

These are other small changes that you can make today in order to help the environment.

Consider natural cleaning products

One of the smartest, and easiest, ways to improve your eco-friendliness at home is to buy cleaning products that aren’t full of chemicals. When these chemicals get washed down the drain, you are simply just putting them back into the water supply and the earth. The great news is that, on the whole, you don’t really need to use these nasty chemicals! Next time you go to the supermarket, spend a little longer looking at your options, or do your research before and buy products that are eco-friendly. 

If that's not an option, you can also consider making your own cleaning products. There are a lot of tutorials online and it can be quite a fun and rewarding experience.

Take care of your water usage

If you want to follow an eco-friendly lifestyle, you need to make sure you are careful with your water usage. After all, so many people run the tap for an unnecessary amount of time, or they have long showers. But both of these means you are wasting the world’s water supply. Therefore, think carefully about your water usage in your home.  When it comes to drinking water, you can even get a water filter system for your home which will ensure the water remains eco- friendly and healthy.

Insulate your home

It’s easy to turn on the heating system when you want to warm your house. After all, you don’t have to wait long before the property gets warm. But while it’s an easy option, it’s not the best for the environment. In fact, you are likely to waste a ton of energy if you use the heating supply all the time and that's why you should consider good home insulation. This is not only environmentally friendly but it will also help you save a lot of money, so it's a win-win situation. 

Go solar

Installing solar panels may seem like an expensive and big investment at first, but they are both economical and good for the world. You will save money by generating your own power and you will reduce your use of fossil fuels. It’s not just electricity that solar panels can help you with, but you can get hot water too, so your showers, baths and washing up can all be powered by the sun too!

Grow your own veggies

Growing your own fruit and veg may not always be easy if you haven’t got a huge garden, but there are some goodies which you can grow in pots on windowsills or up the side of your house. By doing this, you will reduce the money you spend on groceries as well as the fuel you would use to get there, all while getting your hands dirty and letting the good things grow. 

Taking care of the environment is not something that can happen overnight and it's not easy but it's also not impossible. With small steps you can really make a difference, so start today!

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