Feb 1, 2014 Home Improvement
We are urged to rebuild what damage we have done to the environment before it’s too late. We only have one planet we call Mother Earth anyway, so it’s not like the human race can evacuate and head out to Mars when Earth’s deterioration has become a hopeless case for humans and other living things to live in. That notion about the possibility of living existence in Mars is still a possibility. No conclusive findings yet. Until scientists have proven that it is indeed true, let’s not expect a bunch of us purchasing a property to build new homes in that side of the universe.
Caring for the environment as much as we can is a responsible act, one that carries much gravity considering the current state of our environment. Therefore, in our own ways, we must do our share to lighten the burden of the environment and eventually prevent further damage. Even beautiful things like home decors are hazardous to the environment and to our health too, such as paints and carpets. In opting for eco-friendly materials, we are all doing ourselves a favor.
If you’re planning to go vegetarian, do you suddenly eliminate meat from your life all in one day? Of course not, that’s heading straight to rebound. You do it slowly, excluding meat from your diet one small step at a time, allowing your body and mind to get used to the idea. It’s a new lifestyle, one that you are not used to. Same is true with going green. You just don’t do a complete overhaul and buy every eco-friendly item out there. You need information and the right mindset to stay disciplined. The easiest way to start is to use recycled and re-used products. Even if you don’t purchase, you can recycle and re-use your own stuff.
Use reuse or recycled products as much as possible and you are doing a simple yet effective way of protecting the environmentand your savings. These products are as eye candies as the conventional ones, sturdy and long lasting. Natural made products are the same. Not because an area rug is made of bamboo that it looks primitive or a rug made of wool looks like a sheep. A wide selection of natural products have aesthetic quality that will make your home look much better.
Carpets and rugs should be made from natural fibers, and it is now possible to find recycled fiber floor coverings too. Rugs are available in a particularly wide range of natural fibers, including wool, cotton, jute, hemp, bamboo, seagrass and silk. All of these now come in a wide range of styles and colors, so that you should be able to find rugs to suit the size and decor of any room in your home, and especially to suit your earth friendly theme. Remember that the backing material of your rugs or carpets should also be made of natural fibers.
Decorative items such as lamps, vases, throw pillows and other accents that are considered eco-friendly are also accessible.
Smaller items like home accessories are widely available in an eco-friendly variety. Many of them are made with natural materials. Another way is to go to thrift and yard sales and purchase used items. You’ll definitely find a good bargain. This is way better than going to a department store and buying a brand new lamp and vases for instance, which will lead then to the production of more to restock your purchase, resulting to more waste, chemicals and synthetic materials added to the already mountainous pile of mostly non-biodegradable waste.
Small things count and they make a big difference. A single purchase of a recycled area rug is a weight shifted towards the environment and not against it. The more people support eco-friendly products, the higher the demand thus, more production. It’s nice to think that sometime in the future before it’s too late for us, we will all be using environment-friendly products and living an environment-conscious lifestyle.