Going Green at Home in 3 Simple Steps

| 10/26/2016 9:40:00 AM

Tags: energy efficiency, natural cleaning, energy audits, light bulbs, Paul Kazlov, New Jersey,

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Red alert! If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll know that our planet is in deep trouble. Apart from the disturbing reports on the Middle East, we are also told that Mother Earth’s treasury is depleting faster than it can replenish itself. Reversing or mitigating the situation means making drastic changes in the way we farm, eat, and live.

As different industries begin to re-evaluate their business practices based on a sustainable model, homeowners around the world are also researching and upgrading their lifestyle to a new green level. While there is more than one way to make your home greener, the principle of going green can be broken down into 3 simple steps.

Understand Your Energy Expenditure

Going green may mean different things for each person. However, according to Sustainable Baby Steps, it is all about understanding your energy consumption and making mini-changes one at a time. As the author on the Sustainable Baby Steps Blog shares, going green begins with taking a hard look at your current lifestyle.

Your job is to find creative and practical ways to minimize consumption/waste, maximize existing resources, and prioritize your spending. Homeowners can do the research on their own or hire an energy auditor to professionally evaluate the energy efficiency of the home. Experts from Angie’s List also add that an energy audit not only can identify weaknesses around the house, but also “uncover mild or severe threats to health and safety.”

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