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How to Be More Green

Do you want to be more eco-friendly, but you don’t know where to start? There are many things you can do to be more green. From simple things like switching appliances off to “big stuff” like using solar panels. Get ready to broaden your thinking if you think recycling is the only way to build an eco-friendly home. Here are some ways by to be more green:

1. Don’t Leave Everything on Standby Mode

Don’t Leave Everything on Standby Mode
If you plug appliances into a live socket, they can still consume some energy even when you’re not using them. So be friendly to the environment by switching everything off at the plug when you aren’t using them.

2. Think Carefully about What You’re Buying

Try your best to buy only sustainable products. Whenever you want to buy a new thing, ask yourself if you really need it.

3. Don’t Just Chuck Things out

Don’t just throw things away when they stop working. Always give out appliances for recycling or upgrade them if you can. Also, you can learn how to do some minor repairs. At times, a simple fix is what faulty gadgets need, so don’t be in a hurry to throw things away when they stop working.

4. Grow Your Own Herbs

By growing your own herbs, you’ll reduce the amount of packaging waste grocery shops produce. Also, more green plants mean you’ll enjoy a cleaner and fresher air. So get a suitable windowsill, a few pots, and some herbs. You can even cultivate a big garden if you want to take things to a higher level.
Grow Your Own Herbs

5. Upgrade to More Energy-efficient Appliances

Are your boiler/bulbs/freezers/tumble-dryer somewhat archaic? If they are, you should upgrade them to save energy. Modem appliances are energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Besides, your electricity bill will be less.

6. Be an Insulation Pro

Seek opportunities to be warm without burning coal or other fuels. You can conserve heat by keeping your loft and walls well insulated. Block your chimneys and lay rugs on exposed flooring to reduce heat loss.

7. Invest in Solar

Solar panels are great for houses and the planet earth as a whole because it doesn’t give out any toxic waste product. Power plants that use fuel pollute the environment with carbon dioxide, so they aren’t eco-friendly. Save the environment and reduce your electricity bills by investing in solar power.

8. Limit Your Laundry

We aren’t telling you to let your hygiene slip, but don’t be too frequent with the use of a washing machine. Unless a clothe needs a long hot wash, use the washing machine’s cool option when doing your laundry. Also, wash clothes only when they absolutely need it.
Limit Your Laundry

9. Get Crafty

Get in touch with your creativity. You’ll buy fewer items when you get creative around many items. Learn how to make things such as draft excluders and cushion covers.


Green life is beneficial to you and the environment. If you aim to be more green, apply all the tips in this article.