three easy ways to make your home eco-friendly
here are three ways to make your home more eco-friendly - lucky for you, none of them involve the purchase of fancy solar panels or crazy expensive technology.
when possible, buy organic! this makes sure that you are not contributing to companies that use harmful chemicals on their products. these chemicals and pesticides are not only detrimental to ecosystems and the environment, they are also bad for your health. second, eat less meat! according to many studies, the consumption of meat is a leading cause of global warming.
2. CLEANING YOUR HOUSE!
it is very important to purchase green cleaning products. there are many brands that are more natural and eco-friendly than others, so keep an eye out for them. seventh generation is a popular brand sold at whole foods and trader joes.
3. LIGHT BULBS!
after your next light bulb burns out, be sure to replace it with an energy efficient bulb. incandescent lights produce heat and are less efficient than CFL s (compact flourescent lights). while these tend to be more expensive, the pay off is greater because they last longer and will lower your energy bill at the end of the month.