It’s important to realize that our consumption patterns impact the environment. Consider the fact that each day 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the earth and more than 20,000 tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. Furthermore, a significant portion of the food that many of us eat travels long distances before ending up in our supermarkets that we then need to drive our cars to in order to purchase. By constructing an eco-friendly balcony garden we can actually begin to remedy some of these issues. For tips on how to construct an eco-friendly balcony garden check out the visual from Apartment Guide below.
Many believe that gardening is eco-friendly by default. However, there are many things you can do to turn your garden into a more environmentally conscious space. This will not only be healthier for the environment but also you and your family will have an unpolluted space to spend your time.
One of the ways to create a truly relaxing space is to combine minimalistic design with eco-friendly principle. That way you will be able to have a garden that is pleasing to the mind and body at the same time. In order to create the minimalistic eco-friendly garden you will need to rediscover your space and here are some ideas on how to do that.
Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.
Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:
Advancements in micro-energy production mean that by using one or more of the methods listed in this piece, providing energy for a modern home has never been more achievable. A part of this will involve coupling your own energy production with energy efficient ways of heating your home.
Yet living off the grid requires more than simply providing your own energy. To really embrace off-the-grid living you will need to find your own water supply and produce and store as much food as possible.
Unless you’re planning to be a subsistence farmer, you may want to try using a greenhouse. Greenhouses are an excellent way to produce much needed food all year round. However, growing food is only half the battle. You will also need to store it ready for times of need. This is where your DIY skills could come in handy as the best way to store food could be to simply build your own root cellar.
While it may be unrealistic to use all of these methods. Adopting one or two of them would be a great way of becoming both more self-reliant and more environmentally friendly.
“There are still plenty of yummy veggies you can get planted now (in mid to late June) and get a nice harvest before the summer ends. Most fruiting plants like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants should already be in the ground. Many vegetables though will grow and produce even more quickly from seed planted in early summer when the soil is well warmed up and teeming with life.”