Forget spring cleaning. This season, do some sustainable cleaning. A few minor projects can make your home more sustainable and save you a lot of money in the long run. An environmental expert offers his best tips.
Making your home more sustainable
Everyday, the 7 billion people in the world draw on resources, such as energy and water, to power their lives. Naturally, this takes a toll on the environment. But Mike Dieterich, CEO of Renew & Sustain Consulting and author of “Renew and Sustain: A cutting edge approach to being socially responsible, environmentally conscious, and incredibly profitable for businesses, schools, and government,” says if everyone reduced demand for these resources, the environment would be in much better shape.
“There are a lot of strategies people can utilize at home to help reduce their consumption of resources and energy, which translates into a reduction on the impact in the environment,” he says.
Many of the at-home changes are small, and while some require an investment, they all save you money in the long-run.
In the following slides, Dieterich offers his best tips to make your home more sustainable.
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