The older I get, the more worried I am about the state of our planet. I have 3 kids and I wonder what things are going to be like when they are my age. Will there be anyplace left to dump trash? Will they be able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine? Will recycling be enough? I could go on all day, but that would just give me a stomach ache. I can only do what I can at home, so I am teaching the kids to do the same. Being eco-friendly begins at home, so here are some tips to easily do that:
4 Simple Tips For Going Green At Home
- Recycle: Call your city or county commissioner and ask if there is a recycling program. If not, find out where the closest recycling center is.
- Energy: There are so many ways to save energy in your home from turning off the lights, to turning up the thermostat to buying energy efficient appliances.
- Garden: To save the planet as well as money, start your own garden. You can start small and start an herb garden. Once you get the hang of that, move on to vegetables and fruits!
- Products: We use many sustainable products in our home including health and beauty, cleaning, kitchen and even in the bedroom.
One of the ways I recently went green in my home was to make a change in my master bedroom. I got rid of my synthetic duvet and traded it for a 100% mulberry silk filled duvet from NovosBed. Because silk is a natural insulator, even though the duvet is lightweight, it still keeps you warm. In the summer, the lightweight duvet is comfortable without making you overheated while you sleep. Another benefit is the mulberry silk fibers naturally repel dust mites and bugs, keeping your bed bug free. I am going through menopause and the natural moisture wicking property of the silk fibers keeps me comfortably dry while I sleep. If Henry has a nightmare and crawls into bed with me, the silk is hypo-allergenic, so his allergy to feathers and down will not effect him.
The 100% Cotton 300 thread count cover of the duvet keeps the silk filling protected. It also give you luxuriously soft comfort and the quilted pattern keeps the silk filling from shifting or bunching, which I totally hate. Rest assured, the Novosbed’s silk is obtained from the cocoons of the mulberry silkworm, which produce only the highest quality, protein-rich silk fibers. You can purchase the 100% mulberry silk filled duvet from NovosBed in twin, queen and king and the prices range from $200 to $300. Novosbed warrants your Novosbed Mulberry Silk Duvet for a period of one year against defects in workmanship and materials.Be sure to follow NovosBed on Twitter and on YouTube.
What ways do you and your family go green in your home?