Almost everyone is talking about protecting the environment and a healthy lifestyle, but how to be environmentally friendly? If suddenly everyone realized that taking care of the environment is not just fashionable, but necessary, then there would not be so much plastic in the ocean, and there would not be a wall of smog in the cities.
The main goal of ecological construction is to reduce the consumption of energy and material resources. Not only during production processes but also during the entire life cycle of the building. From site selection, design, and construction to operation, repair, and demolition. Therefore, let’s think about what we can do so that our way of life becomes ecological, and nature is grateful to us for our care.
1. Economical consumption of resources and things
What do we use constantly and a lot every day? Of course, water, first of all. Habits like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, showering instead of taking a full bath, and using the dishwasher are effective and allow you to save water.
For owners of a garden plot, we recommend using special mixers and economical aerators, which reduce pressure, making watering softer. Undoubtedly, on the scale of the planet, these are very tiny amounts of savings, but there are many people, and everyone uses water every day.
Regarding the saving of electricity, the habit of turning off the lights and not leaving the chargers in the sockets is welcome. Replace ordinary light bulbs with LED ones, and install motion sensors in the yard. Wall lamps and sconces will help illuminate the necessary area, significantly saving electricity.
The economy in the consumption of things lies in the possibility of their repeated use. Inventing a second life for a used thing is also good exercise for the mind. You can make a bird feeder or a candle holder out of an unnecessary container. And old clothes can turn out to be a unique new outfit, a plaid or a pillow from an old sweater or a top from a T-shirt. The main advice – if something can be reused in a new way, then do it!
2. Competent disposal of waste
A banal, but very effective habit – waste sorting so that it can be properly processed, and it still brings benefits. In addition to sorting, some types of waste must be delivered to special reception points, otherwise, they can cause irreparable damage to the environment. For example, used electric batteries must be disposed of because they contain heavy metals that are poisonous to water and soil when released into the environment.
3. Use of plastic to a minimum
Technologies never stand still. Alternative plastic processing industries are already emerging. But if you take care of reducing the use of plastic in everyday life, you will make an invaluable contribution to the future of your descendants! Therefore, we should all abandon disposable dishes and packaging made of plastic in favor of other materials that are more easily recycled.
4. Choice in favor of natural products and materials in everyday life
Ecological detergents and cosmetics do not harm health and do not contain harmful components that cause damage to nature by entering the water through the sewer. Give preference to natural materials when cleaning or decorating your home.
A responsible attitude to work, one’s country, and the entire surrounding world begin with respect for oneself and one’s home! And the most ecological and healthy choice of a house is a house made of wood, which immerses a person in the atmosphere of nature and the freshness of a coniferous forest.
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