How to make your home more sustainable

During the daytime, open curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible. This will reduce your need for artificial lighting and help heat your home

1. Use natural light

Save water by fixing any leaks, only running the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full, and taking shorter showers.

 2.Use less water

Save energy by turning off lights and electronics when you’re not using them, unplugging chargers when they’re not in use, and using a power strip to easily turn off multiple electronics at once.

 3.Reduce your energy use

Recycle items like paper, glass, and metals, and compost food scraps and yard waste instead of sending them to the landfill.

4. Recycle and compost

When shopping for new appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label to find the most energy-efficient option.

5. Buy energy-efficient appliances

When renovating or building, use sustainable materials like bamboo, cork, and recycled glass.

6. Use sustainable building materials

Save money and reduce your carbon footprint by growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

7. Grow your own food

Save money and reduce emissions by walking, biking, carpooling, and taking public transportation when possible.

8. Reduce your transportation emissions