8 Tips to Make Your Home Green


| 1/19/2018 10:55:00 AM


Maybe you’ve resolved to take better care of yourself, up the ante at work, or reduce overall negativity in your life. Perhaps you’d like to add a more meaningful level of community and give back in a way that resonates on a global level.

Then again, you may just be ready to resolve against resolutions altogether.

How about a no-brainer that requires only as much effort as you’re ready to give, yet results in lasting gain? Consider making your home green in the new year. You’ll be surprised by how many personal goal boxes the process checks off along the way.

Below, we’ve compiled tried-and-true strategies to make your home more eco-friendly, along with methods to save valuable resources at each step.

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Lighten Up

A perfect way to start shedding a bit more light on the project at hand is to switch out household bulbs methodically. Take a look at CFLs — compact fluorescent lamps — you’ve no doubt noticed their distinctive spiral shape and bright emission. ENERGY STAR-qualified CFL bulbs use 70 percent less energy than traditional incandescents and are available in hues from warm to cool.



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