Environmentalism is no longer a pastime topic to be discussed over running appliances; it has become a way of life for millions of mindful individuals across the globe who aim to protect Mother Earth from harm. According to NASA, global warming as a consequence of climate change is reaching near catastrophic levels, and if humanity doesn’t change its ways soon, there might not be an earth left for future generations.(1)
What’s more, transitioning to an eco-friendly lifestyle is not only spiritually rewarding, it is financially rewarding as well. Good deeds repay in kind, and environmentalism is the perfect example. Here are some of the best eco-friendly solutions you can introduce into your bathroom to help preserve the environment and make long-term financial savings in the process.
• Change Your Mindset
First things first, the biggest change you can make is within yourself. Shaping your frame of mind to let go of the bonds of modern values and instead prioritize nature’s needs instead of your own is the first step. This does not mean restricting yourself from living freely, this simply means eliminating the tendency to waste natural resources before outfitting your bathroom with the latest eco-friendly features.
Instead of showering for fifteen minutes, try to shower for five. Instead of running the water while brushing your teeth, make sure you turn it off until you’re ready to rinse. Mindful changes such as these will make all the difference!
• Fix The Leaks
Freshwater is becoming an increasingly scarce resource in the modern world, with more than 780 million people lacking access to water sources.(2) Those of us who live in water-rich environments shouldn’t take water waste for granted.
Instead, by fixing all leaks, you will make sure the bathroom is not using any more water than it has to. Be sure to inspect the toilet, faucets, as well as the pipeline. If you notice any damp areas in the walls, it means you may have a leak on the inside that requires immediate fixing.
• Install Low-Flow Features
Modern technology has produced some amazing eco-friendly solutions for home use, such as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads. Not only will these features help conserve water, but they will also decrease your water bill significantly, so be sure to introduce these solutions as soon as possible.
• Minimalistic Yet Rich
Going green in the bathroom doesn’t mean you need to part with your favorite features or your particular taste. Embracing minimalism can actually help you enrich the ambiance while safeguarding the earth.
Think smaller water heaters, contemporary freestanding bathtubs instead of wasteful showers, and modern sinks that are turned on and off by motion sensors. Not only are amenities such as these stylish, beautiful, and eco-friendly, but they also allow you to make substantial financial savings in the future.(3)
• Optimize Energy Use
Finally, water efficiency is not the only thing to worry about, as energy efficiency is equally important in fighting global warming and decreasing our carbon footprint. Change begins with the smallest of steps, and the first thing you can do to stop energy waste is to introduce LED lights into your bathroom.
Secondly, you may want to optimize your water heater for performance, longevity, and energy conservation. Contrary to popular belief, cranking up the thermostat does not give out more hot water; it just makes it hotter and shortens the water heater’s lifespan in the process. So be sure to dial it down a notch or two, and install a programmable thermostat that turns the heater off during the day.
Environmentalism is a burning issue in the modern world, one that should find its way into every household, for only together can we make a big enough change to save Mother Earth. Be sure to introduce these essential solutions into your bathroom and you will give your invaluable contribution to the preservation of the only true home we have. ♥
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