Tips for Becoming More Eco-friendly in Your Daily Life

Tips for Becoming More Eco-friendly in Your Daily Life

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There are quite a few people, communities, and businesses that want to do more to protect and conserve our natural resources. However, they might not know how or where to start to become more eco-friendly. For that reason, we have listed a few ways here for you.

Rooftop Friendliness

Many people want to be more eco-friendly within their homes. To that effect, did you know that your roof absorbs quite a bit of radiation from the sun that causes your HVAC system to work harder than it should to maintain proper temperatures indoors? It is possible to make your rooftop friendlier to the earth, though. One way is to paint your roof white. This can cut your energy use by as much as 40%.

Additionally, you might consider investing in shingles that will reflect the sun as opposed to absorbing it. One more thing you could do is to add solar panels to your roof. All of these things will make your roof more ecofriendly while saving you money on your energy bills. 


Maybe you smoke. If you do, you should know that not only is smoking harmful to you and those around you, it is also harmful to the environment because of all the toxins and carcinogens it lets into the air. There is a way for you to get your nicotine fix and not harm the environment so much though. Vaping mimics the act of smoking but because there is no fire and hence, no smoke, there is nothing harmful let back into the atmosphere.

Also, you have many more flavor choices with vaping than you do with cigarettes. Just take a look at and you will see the proof there regarding the flavors. Also, while smokers are somewhat ostracized and can only smoke in certain places, you can vape nearly anywhere with confidence.

Be Aware

One way to become more eco-friendly is to simply become more aware. You can begin by having a greater awareness of what resources you use every day. Pay attention to things like how you opt to use water, travel, and heat and also how you use products that are artificially made. Having this awareness will allow for you to begin making choices that are environmentally friendly.


Becoming more eco-friendly can also include what you put in your pipes. You need to properly dispose of grease, oils, and fats after you cook. These things can clog residential pipes and lead to a repair that could be costly. Beyond that, they will also cause issues along the entire pipeline, stopping at the treatment plant. You should scrape leftovers and grease into the trash as opposed to pouring them down your drains. Cool your grease in a container that can be sealed and then throw it away.

In the Bathroom

You can be eco-friendly no matter where you are, and this includes while you are in the bathroom. You can save water when you are brushing your teeth by turning it off until you are finished. Take showers that are quick and refreshing as opposed to taking a bath that just wastes time and water. The water used in a bath could equal as many as 3 showers. You might also think about installing a low flow shower head. 

Speaking of Water

Think about getting and using appliances that will save your water. Dishwashers and washing machines both come like this now. If you have any leaky pipes, get them fixed so that you aren’t wasting water.  Don’t water your lawn unless you absolutely have to. Let the rain do it for you. Check the legality in your area about collecting rain water and use that.

With that in mind, how many of these tips can you implement? Yes, there are quite a few other things that you can do, but these things will get you started. What other things can you think of?

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