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It’s essential to build and maintain a sustainable living that would not just benefit towards the better environment but also consumes less energy. If you are wishing to take up the eco-friendly initiative, then this is the best move to opt for. However, it’s a bit tedious to choose the right pieces,
where most of the individuals don’t prefer sustainable living.
What is Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living is lifestyle means . It means that we use resources and energy efficiently but also with minimal impact on the environment. As a result, you can responsibly promote a better quality of life having less wastage and best reliability.
To give light to the ongoing environmental problems, humans have practiced a lot of blunt steps.Among several concepts, the most effective ones is Sustainable Housing. This step is getting practiced by a lot of individuals and taking a different kind of momentum. Talking about the importance and benefits of sustainability living, the list is endless.
Through this step you can make use of resources and energy efficiently but also with minimal impact on the environment. As a result, you can responsibly promote a better quality of life having less wastage and best reliability.
If you desire to take a step ahead to converge the natural resources, you can make your home sustainable. Now, many people often get horrified by such big and fancy names, but in reality, it’s a bare minimum step consisting of fewer improvements. To help you achieve the wish of building sustainable homes, you can try the below-given tips, which we have incorporated for your betterment:
Ways to practice Sustainable living In your Home
You can make use of lighter hues to set the tone of a room to save energy, as artificial lighting consumes more comparatively. Be it the colour of your wall, curtains, and couches, always try to think of a paler colour scheme that will always reduce the need for lights. To maximise the natural lighting at your home space you can reduce dependency on electricity by switching to natural light or by the use of solar lamps.
While building a new home, try incorporating bigger windows and skylights. You can also use reflective surfaces for utilising the amount of light bouncing off. You can also use LED light bulbs as they consume less power and come in a varied brightness range.
It’s quite difficult to find furniture that is made out of sustainable and recycled materials. However, you can take help of several websites or your builder. Sustainable furniture is the best upgrade you can have for your house.Try to avoid plastic and polyester sheets as much as you can. There are many designers available who can help you reclaim all the wood to craft tables and chairs to give a classic yet loft look. Try using teak instead of wood as an alternative because it is highly durable
Many individuals often say that synthetic materials contribute well to the environment in the long run because of its durability and ability. It stays longer as compared to other materials. You can also make use of materials like wool, cotton and jute as they are the best options for fashioning pillows, bedding, upholstery, carpets, etc.Try using recycled materials for construction to reduce the environmental impact.
Additionally, wool is the best choice, as it is recyclable, anti-bacterial, moisture absorbent and fire-resistant in nature.
Choose wood and stone flooring instead of vinyl. Yet another best option is linoleum as it offers sustainable flooring. All of these are made of natural materials, which in turn makes everything biodegradable. Use materials that provide the right amount of insulation. Such material options are not just Eco-conscious but in the trend too.
There are a lot of paint companies offering less abrasive options if you are taking an Eco-friendly step. You can get a perfect and renewable wood finish. The most popular options comprise bamboo and cork. More specifically bamboo, can be harvested quickly in two to three years whereas normal wood takes over a decade.
Solar panels :
Invest more on solar power appliances because they all are completely worth it. You can charge your phone or t.v also with it.
Make your own cleaning products
DIY cleaning products are a popular choice for sustainable living ideas. It’s amazing what you can do–and how much plastic you can avoid–by mixing a few basic ingredients in a spray bottle!
Switch to organic gardening
Organic gardening will be a bit time-consuming, but not water-consuming, . You can do it all, from the comforts and the leftovers of your home.As all these Organic Garden Fertilizers are made from plant and animal sources, it provides nutrients to plants and improves soil structure. And just after your soil has improved, you won’t need any kind of chemical fertilizers. The main benefit of improved soils is it holds more water in a better way which helps in conserving water. Also, as the compost is made from kitchen scraps, there won’t be much local landfills.
Last but not the least, Choose energy Star rating appliances for household purposes as they are more energy-efficient. Try using flush toilets, low-flow taps, and faucets for water conservation.Make the future bright, greener, and the best place to live in for your future.
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12 Replies to “Lets Shift to sustainable living”
Sustainable Living can be easily followed if we try to change few basic habits. It will take time to get accustomed but in the end, it will benefit all of us and Mother Nature in the long run.
I love all the ways you have suggested for sustainable living. in fact, already I am following few of these. I feel if more people follow and adopt these ways, then it will work great for our environment and mother nature.
I am a flag barrier of sustainable living, I try to follow sustainable lifestyle as much as possible for the next generation and also environment.
Such a good post.
Worth reading and your ideas are on point. Sustainable living would be a must with the amount of money and resources go into it.
Taking the wonderful pointers you’ve mentioned into account, sustainable living isn’t so difficult. Simple changes can go a long way in making our world a better place.
the pointers on sustainable living u have mentioned are quite doable. This blog makes a lovely read.
Wow these are some wonderful pointers. We recently had got our hse done n I made sure we have light hues in color and big windows to have as much natural light as we can.
If we shift our focus from fast consumption to longevity and sustainability of consumption, a sustainable lifestyle is not hard to achieve. Small changes every step of the way add up to making right choices.
Sustainable living is the thing now and most of the urban dwellers are also moving towards it. In fact small changes in the living patterns can help live better. I loved the post a lot it is quite informative and much needed.
That all pointers you shared are really very helpful, I have started organic gardening and planting. I will try adding all those which are missing in my lifestyle!!
Loved reading this post, Jyoti. Sustainable living is the need of the hour and should be adopted by many for a better future. Minor changes can surely create a huge impact.
Sustainable living is the need of the hour Jyoti. And we all can adopt it easily if we follow the simple tips like what you have mentioned in your post