Sustainability is rising through the radar of people’s minds today. People want to know how they can really make a difference in the world and in their personal lives. It’s easy to think that living sustainably requires a drastic change, but in reality, it can be as simple as changing a light bulb. Here at EcoSmart, we want to empower you with the tools you need to live a sustainable life.
Switch to Reusable Water Bottles
In America alone, we use an average of 50 billion plastic water bottles a year. Those water bottles then find their way into the oceans, our forests and our own neighborhoods. Switching to ethically made reusable water bottles is an easy way to eliminate your use of plastic. Making this switch will also save you money in the long run.
Compost Your Food
Composting is one of those things that’s easier than people make it seem. To compost, all you need is a container for your freezer to place food scraps during the week and a composting area. Your composting area can be a hole in your yard where you regularly till the compost, a composter product or even a worm bin in your apartment. Sometimes, you will also have a composting option with your city. In this case, put all your food scraps for the day in a container that you can throw out at the end of your day.
Want to save the ecosystems in your area? Grow native plants! When you support local wildlife, you’re contributing to your local environment. Look into the native wildflowers, trees and shrubs and see what you could plant next.
Change Your Lightbulbs to LED
LEDs use around 75% less energy than traditional light bulbs. They also last 35 times longer, meaning less replacing. Switching your lightbulbs may seem like a small change, but it’s a solution that brightens the way for the future!
EcoSmart & Sustainability
For those who don’t have an EcoSmart home, these are just a few ways you can get started living a sustainable lifestyle. EcoSmart homes are already equipped with most of the tools you’ll need to live a sustainable future. Some of these features include our built in smart home technology such as Nest thermostat, electric vehicle charging, and energy efficient appliances. We also have a whole community GeoGrid that connects with the neighborhood’s Solar PV and Geothermal technology to give you a sustainable home. We have paved a way for homeowners to live a greener life by just buying a home. Learn more about our solutions and impact on the environment today.