As seas rise, droughts become more intense, storms become stronger, and heatwaves become hotter, climate change is on our minds. With each passing year, we are confronted with more and more reasons to be more eco-conscious as citizens and as homeowners. So, it pays (pun intended) to take a look at a few simple ways to make our home more sustainable in the long term. And while there is no better time to think about sustainability than on Earth Day, we must remember that every day is earth day. We need to practice sustainable living on more days than one to be impactful.
With over 25 million American homes being over 50 years old, chances are your house wasn't built with sustainability in mind. These old houses benefit greatly from two changes you can make this year. First, acquiring high-risk home insurance will give you piece-of-mind that your home is protected from issues that arise from owning an older home. Another change is making home renovations that will make it more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This will provide plenty of benefits such as cost savings, cleaner air, cleaner drinking water, and less energy waste.
So if you’ve ever wondered how to make your house more environmentally friendly, wonder no more. Here is a list of ways, both big and small, that will make your house greener. We can live in more environmentally friendly ways, but to do so we must make changes to our everyday lives and our home.