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EcoHome – 5 Easy Ways

Do you want to live a lifestyle that supports the environment and  creates a healthier home  for you and your family?  There are many easy ways to incorporate ideas that support the conservation of natural resources, decrease impacts on the earth and make your home healthier to live in. A little effort goes a long way to create the lifestyle you Homewant, save money and be mindful of health impacts in your home.

5 Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly and Healthy Home

  1. Use Florida Friendly Landscaping Principles

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future.blog1

  1. Conserve Resources

Share ideas with family and friends so that you can make a list of those resources that you primarily want to conserve. Is it water? Energy? Fossil fuels? Food waste? Reduce packaging and paper? There are many ways to conserve resources that will fit easily into your lifestyle with a plan.

  1. Recycle and Reduce waste

Pinellas County Solid Waste Recycling Guide- Find out how to recycle or safely dispose of just about anything with the A to Z Guide for Recycling & Disposal in Pinellas County.

  1. Use non-toxic Cleaners 

Not only are you saving money by making homemade cleaners, you are also helping the environment. When making your own products, you can be reassured that your family isn’t being exposed to harsh or harmful chemicals. (If you want to buy a cleaning product, find a multipurpose one.)blog2

  1. Improve In-door Air quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 2014) indicates that indoor air can actually be more polluted than outdoor air. This is because, although some pollutants may come from outside, many of our indoor air pollutants are produced inside the home. These pollutants can come from your home’s structure, paint, carpet, furnishings, and many other sources inside the home.