Living in an eco friendly home

The Amazing Benefits of Living in an Eco-Friendly Home

Although there is a large proportion of people who would like to pretend otherwise, the fact is that climate change is real, and its effects can be felt each and every day. It only stands to reason that if we continue to abuse our planet, with little regard for the consequences as we have done for many years, the future could be very bleak indeed. So, it’s essential that we all take whatever steps we can, however small or insignificant they might seem. In order to help slow down the effects of climate change and preserve our planet for the future generations to come.

However, living in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way doesn’t just help to protect the environment in the long-term. It can also help us, and our families, to lead a better quality of life in the short-term. Because the benefits of living in a green home are far reaching, and if you don’t believe us we’re going to show exactly how and why this is.

  1. You Eat Better

A big part of living in a more sustainable way is buying food that is organic, in season and preferably locally grown. But at the very least grown in the same country that you live in so that it doesn’t have to be flown in. This tiny change can help significantly to reduce your carbon footprint. But it also means that you end up eating fresh, tasty produce that’s free of all those nasty pesticides, and hormones that are in mass-produced meat and store-bought veg. People find that within just a few weeks of eating organic food, they feel healthier, happier and more energetic.

Living in an eco friendly home

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  1. You Don’t Spend as Much

The other great thing about living in a more environmentally friendly way is that it can drastically reduce many of your bills and daily expenditure. Did you know, for example, that the fancy packaging that a lot of food comes in can sometimes cost almost as much as the food itself! So, make a point of buying food that has minimal packaging. You’ll end up saving more than you might think, and you’ll be producing much less household waste.

Plus, by insulating your home, and using solar energy where possible, you could also make some significant savings on your energy bills. (Something we could all do with, with Christmas just around the corner!).

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  1. It’s Healthier

If you’re moving to a new home, when doing your 3 bedroom flats search, for example, don’t worry if a property in question doesn’t already have ‘green’ features. Any house can be turned into a green home, whether it’s a tiny flat in the middle of a bustling city or a huge farmhouse out in the country. The key is only to buy furnishings made out of environmentally friendly materials such as sustainable wood. This is better for the environment, but there’s research to suggest that it’s also better for your health. Some plastics release nasty chemicals, which pollute the atmosphere in our homes, and can cause difficulty breathing.

So, there we have it – we bet you never knew just how beneficial green living could be!

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