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August 2010


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Tips to green your home

Tips to green your home

Just visualize an ecosystem where the mode of energy being consumed is all from the sun. Where every drop is utilized to make the family garden green, where every biodegradable waste is recycled to make organic manure for your farm to produce vegetables. To many it may sound as fiction which is very untrue, it is attainable by use of the modern science techniques in our waste disposal London . These methods include;

a) Avoid Volatile Organic compound ( VOC) or dispose less of them

Materials like new mattress, paints carpets, furniture, and cleaning detergents as rich of VOC. Gases from these supplies may affect the degree of fresh and therefore result to complication in respiratory tract and also temper with the working process of the nervous system.


  1. Avoid or adopt low VOC appliances and in any case you consume them, try dispose wisely.
  2. When moving into a newly modeled house, open all the windows of run fans for a long time as possible.

b) Choose a better roof for your house

A green ecosystem is also determined by the type of the roofs in the vicinity. A white, reflective and green roofing are ideal for a cool and green environment. Dark roofs tent to absorb a lot heat and cause greenhouse effect. White roof, even though are costly they have a lot of benefits such as maintaining a cool indoor effect, producing oxygen, maintaining carbon levels and containing runoff water during heavy down fall.

c) Conserve water through Smart technology

Water is a scarce resource and therefore handling this scarce resource should be battle of many and not individual. This can be done by adopting the following methods;

  1. Use low-flow shower –heads and water saving toilets. Recycling dirty water from our sinks should be prioritized.
    This water can be utilized to flush toilets, irrigate lawns. Emphasize on planting local foliage which consume little water so as to maintain the environment green.
  2. Leaking toilets don’t seem like big deal but it is because it wastes a lot water. Be very keen to notice any dripping sounds so as to maintain your water bills within your budget.
  3. Harvest runoff rainwater to water your garden by fixing gutters and pipes in your roofs and channel them to barrels or drums. It advisable to use watering can so as to utilize the water properly. This can be a solution to dry areas.

d) Develop a composite recycling site

Erect trash bins all over and not only at Kitchen point. Recyclable debris from food craps tend to be scattered anyhow because there is no litter bin around. These craps can be decomposed systematically and make fertilizer for your small garden. This will also help to mitigate pest habitation which may transmit diseases.

e) Use locally adapted plants and practice smart irrigation ideas

Native plant tend to have fully adapted the local climates and therefore can be used to make your yard green. Exotic ones need close care, fertilizer, pesticides and heavy machines for maintenance.
Make use of manual sprinkler to sprinkle your yard either in the morning or late evening so as to avoid evaporation of water.

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