Sustainability measures within the home are an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint and make an impact on our environment. Reducing your carbon footprint can seem overwhelming at first. Making small, simple changes allows you to see the benefits in real-time. Here are our top 5 sustainability measures that you can do in your home:
1. Switch To LED Lighting
Converting your home lighting to LED lighting is one of the easiest sustainability measures that has a positive impact on the environment. Reducing electricity usage lowers your carbon footprint and saves you money on energy bills! Plus, LED lights last longer, are low maintenance and are recyclable.
2. Switch To Rechargeable Batteries
Switching to rechargeable batteries is one of the easiest sustainability measures you can make at home. It is estimated that Americans throw away approximately 3 billion batteries each year! Instead of throwing away batteries that end up in landfills, purchase rechargeable batteries. This will save you money and protect the earth’s resources by saving our soil and surface water from being contaminated.
3. Install Drip Irrigation
If you are an avid gardener and love to take care of your property, installing drip irrigation is one of the most cost-efficient sustainability measures you can make. Drip irrigation moves water through a network of tubes to any location within your garden or yard. It is easily controlled, especially when connected to rain barrels that naturally collect water that help you avoid a big hike in your water bill.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted to landfills. Composting food waste reduces landfill levels and helps to reign in greenhouse gasses and is a sustainability measure you can easily incorporate into your home routine. It is also a reusable material for healthy soil and helps to grow plants!
5. Create A Capsule Wardrobe
Fast fashion is affecting our landfills. Approximately 85% of all textiles are thrown away in the United States. A capsule wardrobe is a purposeful collection of interchangeable clothing pieces and maximizes the number of outfits that can be created from just those pieces alone. Creating a capsule wardrobe is a simple way of keeping clothing waste at a minimum, and saving you money over time!
Sustainability measures promote a better quality of life for only you and your family, as well as the Kansas City Metro Area. When we make small, eco-friendly changes to our lives, everyone benefits from healthier living conditions. We are committed to helping our community grow into an empowered and informed society. For more information on how you can create a more sustainable lifestyle, follow us on social media (@bereusefull) and sign up for our newsletter today!