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Sustainability has become an increasingly important topic in recent years, and for good reason. As we become more aware of the impact that our actions have on the environment, it’s important that we all take steps to live more sustainably. One great place to start is in the home. In this blog post, we’ll explore some simple ways that families can be sustainable at home.

Reduce Energy Consumption

One of the easiest ways to be sustainable at home is to reduce energy consumption. Encourage your family to turn off lights and electronics when they’re not in use, and to unplug chargers when they’re finished charging. You can also invest in energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, which use less energy than older models.

Conserve Water

Water conservation is another important way to be sustainable at home. Encourage your family to take shorter showers and to turn off the tap when brushing their teeth or washing their hands. You can also invest in low-flow showerheads and toilets, which use less water than older models. Using water tanks to water the garden and wash the car are also great water savers.

Reduce Waste

Another important way to be sustainable at home is to reduce waste. Encourage your family to recycle as much as possible, and to compost food scraps and yard waste. You can also reduce waste by using reusable bags, water bottles, and containers, and by buying products with minimal packaging.

Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food is a great way to be sustainable at home. You can start a vegetable garden in your backyard, or grow herbs in a window box. Not only does growing your own food help reduce your carbon footprint, but it’s also a fun and rewarding activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Use Natural Cleaners

Many household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and to your family’s health. Instead, try using natural cleaners, such as vinegar and baking soda. These natural cleaners are just as effective as their chemical counterparts, and they’re much better for your health and the environment.

Re-use & Recycle

Remember at Nature’s Academy we recycle bread bags, bread tags, pens, markers, toothpaste canisters and toothbrushes. We also love to use loose parts that can sometimes accumulate around the house such as ribbons, gift bags, rubber bands, paper, pipes etc.

In conclusion, there are many simple ways that families can be sustainable at home. By reducing energy consumption, conserving water, reducing waste, growing your own food, and using natural cleaners, you can make a positive impact on the environment and set a great example for your children. Small changes can make a big difference, so start making sustainable choices today.