How to Be More Environmentally Friendly in the Home

Environmentally Friendly

One of the biggest things that people are always getting involved in at the moment is how to be more environmentally friendly. There, unfortunately, has been so much damage done that we now need to come together and take what little steps we can towards a more sustainable and brighter future. There are a lot of things you can do, even in your own home. Here are some of the things you can do.

Weekly Meal Planning 

Meal planning is a great way to be more environmentally friendly in your home. Tonnes and tonnes of perfectly good food get thrown away so we all need to make a conscious effort to reduce the food waste we produce. A simple way you can do this is by planning your meals with a bit of thought and organisation. If you plan your weeks of meals and what you’re going to be eating that week, then you can check what you have in the house already and what you need to buy. Then if you stick to your shopping list and don’t go shopping on an empty stomach you will have exactly what you need for the week. To save even more food you can also plan to have leftovers from your meals for lunch the following day. 

Check-In With Your Energy Supplier 

Our energy is something we normally look for the cheapest bill but that doesn’t always mean it is sourced in a way that helps the planet. A lot of energy companies now offer green energy or environmentally friendly packages so be sure to speak to them about what they can offer. If they are unable to help then you can always shop around for greener companies to switch to. When you speak to them you can also ask their advice on how to be more energy efficient in the home like not leaving things on standby or remembering to switch off lights when you leave a room. Such simple things can make a big difference. 

Make Sure Your Home Is Insulated Well

Having a well-Insulated home will Not only save you money but will be much more environmentally friendly. It means you will have less heat escaping, keeping your home warm and your bills down. There are simple things you can do to check like get the roof checked and look at secondary glazing for your windows. This is where a second window is placed internally inside of a property. The original window that is currently there stays untouched. The secondary glazing is fitted to mirror the design of the primary window. It is a common option for listed buildings as you are unable to amend how the building is so this will help keep it warmer, insulated and up to date with how buildings are to keep us safe and warm. 

There are so many things you can do to be more sustainable at home and incorporate environmentally friendly practices but these are a good few to start with that you can then expand on. 

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