Ways to make our homes healthy
Health is defined in so many ways and it starts from the physical which is within then goes outwards to the environment .A healthy environment constitutes a healthy nation thus a society and a country becomes more productive when living in a world whose future is promising. The rate at which environment degradation is spreading we might not have a place to call our own thus the human kind will also be extinct. This sounds very unrealistic but a good example is the ozone layer which keeps getting destroyed with each unnecessary puff of smoke to the atmosphere. A few years from now there will be no rain, thus animals will die crops will wither then mankind will follow and soon become nonexistent. To go green does not necessarily mean a strain in our lives as will be explained in my letter below. It all starts with the way we lead our lives starting from our homes.
Keywords: green, health, environment, preserve.
One of the ways to green our homes is by using light saving bulbs which are known to be expensive but they last longer than the ordinary bulbs thus eventually end up saving you a lot of money in return .This way you will end up saving energy and money at the same time .
Electrical appliances are also a major source of energy expenditure most of the time even when they are not in use. If you can remember to unplug all the appliances before going to bed or whenever you are not using them it will save you a high cost of electricity bill and also save energy in return you get to have extra money to use for other important needs.
Use of chemical pesticides have been known to cause cancers and other defects as they tend to escape during usage or incase of negligence and concentrate in the environment .Instead use natural organic products as pesticides and fertilizers .An example is killing insects using diatomaceous earth, pouring hot water on weeds and baiting slugs using beer .These are just some of the ways to go organic and keep our homes safe and green for all of us.
Using plastic bags causes harm to the environment and to the organism in it .Almost each day animals are reported dead after snacking on plastic bags thinking that it is food. These bags have no means of disposal apart from burning them which eventually leads to destruction of the ozone layer.Observe the R’S by reducing use of plastic bags, recycling or re using them thus few will be disposed off easily causing less damage to the environment and its organisms.
Finally save water ,avoid leaving the tap dripping always make sure it is tightened well, use a broom and sweep the driveway instead of a horse pipe and maybe wash it once a week. To save water the first step is behavioral changes as one does not need use of other products to save water. Despite there being many these are just some of the ways make our homes green while making sure the means are cheap and affordable.
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