Our tips on being green at home!
Hello from Ella’s!
We’ve been busy down here at Ellas HQ. Down at the farm we’ve been creating and painting lots of gorgeous pantries. We love it when people want to pick their own colours and make it their own. But even better It’s great to hear so many people are making changes in their day to day lives and are ditching the plastic and looking at how live more sustainability.
We’ve come up with some great tips on how to be more sustainable and eco conscious at home.
- Turn it off
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit the off switch and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!
- Invest in eco-friendly technology
Make sure that the tech you have got is as energy-efficient as possible. This way, you’re using much less energy for the time that the product is on, saving money, and reducing your energy output.
- Try to cut out plastic
Plastic seems to have found its way into every single aspect of our lives. However, giving it up isn’t as difficult as you might think. – bring a canvas bag with you when you go shopping, buy your fruit and veg loose and stop buying bottled water.
- Plant an herb garden.
It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.
- Reuse scrap paper. Print on two sides, or let your kids color on the back side of used paper.
- Donate to—and shop at—thrift stores. You’ll be recycling perfectly usable items, you’ll be supporting your local economy, and you’ll be saving money.
- Use less water
Take shorter showers, try low-flow showerheads and use your energy-efficient dishwasher (which uses less water than traditional dishwashing) or switch up your dishwashing practice to leave the faucet running for less time. Only run your laundry if it’s a full load, don’t use heated water unless it’s absolutely necessary and only wash truly dirty clothing.
- Create your own compost
Don’t waste your kitchen scraps and leftover food – turn them into compost. You would be surprised how much of the food that you currently throw away can be recycled and turned into compost. Simply place a compost bin in your garden and fill it with any food waste. Coffee from the cafeteria is really good for this.
We would love to hear what you do at home to be more Green – or if you have any pictures of you’re pantries at home – do send them in we would love to see them!
Bye for now
Ellas Kitchen Crew