Green Living

Living with the environment is easy if we just go with the flow. going with the flow is about connecting ourselves to the present moment, of living in today rather than tomorrow or yesterday. Our homes echo who we are, they are an extension of ourselves. We gauge and assess people for who they are, based on how and where they live. Being balanced and connected with ourselves, also, means a balance and connection with nature. Using environmental friendly products, building material, supporting companies that contribute to healing the planet are all parts of an endeavour to connect with nature and show an appreciation for what nature freely gives. Even a simple thing like adding an elevator to an existing home, can be done keeping basic environmental issues in mind. Hiring the right firm is important in this regard. Grant Home Elevators have a vast experience in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of lifts.

 

Be a part of the planet by conserving what is there. Take water for example. It is slowly diminishing. Go easy. If you cannot harvest rainwater or do not have the time to invest in recycling water, try to not waste. Simple acts like turning off the shower or tap when not in use, using a faucet aerator on each faucet etc will save and reduce the carbon footprint.

 

Going easy on the electricity will also save the water supply. Simple things like air drying clothes in good weather as opposed to machine drying will prevent electricity wastage. Using CFLs orĀ  using “smart” power strips that sense when appliances are off, conserve wastage of power. Conduct a quick energy audit of your home and replace electrical appliances with energy efficient appliances. Turning off all electronic gadgets at night saves energy.

 

Shift to more DIY products in the house. Cleaning agents are the easiest to incorporate in everyday living. Everyday products like club soda (the bubbles help break down stains by loosening grime), vinegar (the acidity inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents mold and mildew from forming), and even vodka (a proven germ eliminator) make for fast, cheap, and effective house cleaners. There are many natural recipes for cleaning that can be used on a regular basis.

 

It is the simple things that make a difference. So go ahead and make some things a part of your daily life.

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