ECOLOGY

7 Steps To A Cooler Planet!

Zero VOC Paint- Paint is the easiest and cheapest way to update your space. Zero VOC paint works as well as mainstream paint without all the volatile organic compounds like toluene, ammonia, butyl ethers and so on. Check out these websites Afm Safecoat Yolo Colorhouse

  1. Zero VOC Paint– Paint is the easiest and cheapest way to update your space.  Zero VOC  paint works as well as mainstream paint without all the volatile organic compounds like toluene, ammonia, butyl ethers and so on.     Check out these websites  Afm Safecoat    Yolo Colorhouse 
  2. Non-toxic Cleaning– Let’s start with the elephant in the room.It is easier to clean with toxic cleaners. You might ask why would I use a little elbow grease when I can just spray a degreaser on a pan and wipe off. …Because the same thing that it does to clean that pan, is the very thing that harms your lungs and immune system. Just consider it a 2 minute workout.
  3. Natural Light– Open your curtains and turn off the lights during the day. If you don’t have access to natural light, try the solatube. http://www. solatube.com
  4. Recycled Furniture– Re-paint; re-upholster; take furniture apart and use the wood to create other types of furniture. Be creative with ways to keep it out of the landfill.
  5. Open windows at night to let in fresh air. Use solar shades to block the heat during the day and then open the windows at night to get airflow coming through the house. Sometimes it is just plain too hot for this, but other times we can turn off the AC and let mother nature take care of it.
  6. Make your own compostTry worm composting. It is neat, clean and there is not a lot of maintenance. Worms are like little eating machines. Save your coffee grounds for the garden.
  7. Take your shoes off at the door– have you ever looked down when you are walking in the city. You don’t want to track this into your home and it makes cleaning a lot easier.

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