We are killing our planet. Do your part to heal Mother Earth. Forging an environmentally friendly way of living does not happen overnight. The process can be overwhelming if you are not sure what you are doing. Here are three steps to get you started.
1. Install A Fashionable Kitchen Sink Water Filter
Americans consume about 9 billion gallons of bottled water per year, while many other countries struggle to get clean drinking water. Put that fact aside and also consider what happens to the majority of those plastic water bottles. The truth is, they end up in landfills and poison our planet.
More Facts about Bottled Water
- 4 out of 5 bottles are not recycled
- Every year 17M barrels of oil are wasted on the production of plastic bottles
- Plastic water bottles contribute 3 billion pounds of waste to our landfills each year.
Installing a water filter will eliminate the waste of plastic and the fossil fuels used to make the plastic. It is also a smart, inexpensive way to purify tap water.
2. Organize Your Home By Ridding Yourself of Those Toxic Cleaners
In order to make your home a healthier place to live, you must part with toxic cleaners. Ridding your home of these types of cleaners will help you breathe easier, lighten the toxic burden to the planet, and give you peace of mind.
Remove toxic oven cleaners, bug spray, and anything else that says danger, poison, or warning on the label. It is toxic to your family and to this planet. There are alternative cleaners that are available to you that do not harm the health of your loved ones or the earth.
Tips for Natural Cleaners
- Baking soda is a commonly used natural cleaner. Use it for laundry, air deodorizer, and a non abrasive kitchen cleaner.
- White vinegar and lemon juice help clean away buildup and remove dirt from wood surfaces.
- Use oils such as lavender, grapefruit seed, tea tree oil to naturally eliminate and prevent mold.
Harsh cleaners are bad for you and bad for the planet. Using cleaners found naturally on the earth, or with very little alteration, is a healthier and a more eco friendly way to clean your home.
3. Use Stylish Recycled Paper Products
900M trees are cut down each year to supply the U.S. with paper products. This fact includes toilet paper, newspapers, coffee filters, and paper plates. How many things in your home are paper based products? Use styled recycled paper products instead. Nearly everything in your home paper related can be bought in recycled form. You will not only be helping the environment, but you will be doing it with style.
Reducing your footprint on this earth better enriches future generations with a planet that is beautiful and flourishing. You can help do your part each day by using these small steps. Now that we’ve done our part to help mother earth, let’s help out our drab living room and kitchen with a fashionable large wall clock and decorative kitchen sink taps.