Places like GoodWill and the Salvation Army use the money earned at their stores to feed the homeless and provide rehabilitation and training to vulnerable members of society. Tips: You can grow vegetables you enjoy in planter containers if you live in an apartment, or if you have a yard, grow a variety of compatible vegetables and join your local farmer’s market or donate the surplus to food pantries and homeless shelters. Your backyard should be your peaceful sanctuary, but you have to remember that you share it with local wildlife too. We have all been told that organic food is expensive and one look at the prices at specialty stores will confirm those statements. If you have never tasted the difference between an average tomato and an organic tomato, you are in for a treat! Updating your water tank to an energy efficient one can make a big difference as well if you’re in need of a new tank.
Finally, you will want to make sure all of your family and friends have a comfortable place to sit while enjoying a movie under the stars. We have all heard about sustainable living but what is it? Below are some examples of how you can create a more sustainable living space within your home. Now that you know what makes a living space green, you can implement some of these changes inside and outside of your home. Before you know it you might just have the most popular backyard in town! Take advantage of your local farmers’ markets in your area and get to know the vendors and their planting practices – most farmers take pride in how they grow their vegetables and having the best produce available on a weekly basis. Actually very well. All those things combined as well as choosing to buy local products are steps in the right direction to sustainable living.
Following are simple steps you can feel good about that will also save you money in the process. Tranforming your home into a green living space takes time and dedication, and it’s best if you work at it in progressive steps. Schedule days off work after checking the weather report. The goal is to work wet paint into wet paint, and you should try to avoid painting into an area that is partially dry. Use dish detergent to clean your tools and brushes and lay them on newspaper to dry. The world we create is the one future generations have to live in – let’s gift them priceless things: clean air, healthy food and clean water. If on the other hand you want a sturdy folding table but don’t fancy renovating an old one, or don’t have one to strengthen, then one of the options below might be suitable. Making my own foldaway table from scratch isn’t something I’ve done yet, but the video below (which I found on YouTube) is of a brilliant super strong design and construction; and after the demonstration of how it’s constructed the complete list of materials (with measurements) is given. Another approach is to add upholstery and convert the coffee table into a decorative bench, ottoman, or piano bench.
Grow an indoor herb garden and add some potted plants to your decor as natural air purifiers. An accent wall can add a great deal to the appearance; one wall that is painted in a complimentary color or a different shade of the same basic color. For instance, you can find ways to use less energy in your home and reduce waste, or when you need furniture pieces, sport equipment or clothing, practice going through FreeCycle and Craig’s List first. With words like recycling and reusing, how does it fit in with reducing waste, conserving, and most importantly not living like a monk? Social responsibility and sustainable living are great companions. Following are my suggestions and ideas I have found. Fossil fuel plastics can take hundreds of years to decompose into toxic waste; from garbage bags to disposable diapers and shampoo bottles, we can make different choices, help the environment and still continue to have all the modern conveniences we enjoy. You can change some of the things you do out of habit and find a better way of doing them to help you and your family stay healthy alongside the environment. We got the television in the in but now we can see the big hole in the back.
Your welcome. I just hate to see all these nice armoires go into landfill when they can be used for so much. You can start small and gradually increase your level of involvement until it becomes second nature to think before purchasing new items. Well, then it’s time to give a little nature back. Making it a little shorter wouldn’t hurt, but you wouldn’t want to make it any longer. Horse theme. Many little girls love horses, build her a horse theme bedroom. Your next decorating or remodeling project can include organic paint and re-purposed furniture or eco-friendly floor tiles or wood. You can purchase locally grown produce for a lot less than those organic products that are trucked to major retailers, and you’ll help to reduce carbon emissions in the process. Tip: Make the effort to purchase plastic products made of plant materials rather than fossil fuels. The plant material based plastics will biodegrade into a healthy organic slush that leaves a zero carbon footprint within a matter of weeks or months.