How to Create a Sustainable Home
At 1502 Candle Co we’re passionate about sustainability. Making your home more sustainable not only benefits the environment, but it can also save you money in the long run. So, let's dive into some tips on how to create a sustainable home!
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is the concept of using resources in the most efficient way possible. It's important to think about how you can make your home more sustainable because homes consume a significant amount of energy, water, and resources, which can have a negative impact on the environment. Making your home more sustainable can help to reduce your carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and protect the planet for future generations.
Sustainability is the concept of using resources in the most efficient way possible.
Being based in California, we’re no strangers to water droughts. Water is a precious resource, so it's essential to conserve it. Practicing water-saving habits is a simple way to help conserve water. Taking shorter showers, turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, and only running full loads of laundry or dishes are some of the easiest to adopt. Also, watering plants early in the morning or late in the evening can also help to reduce evaporation and ensure that plants absorb more water. By making small changes to your daily routine, you can significantly reduce your water usage and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Our favorite way to live sustainably is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Reducing your consumption of single-use products, such as paper towels and plastic water bottles is an easy way to start. We like to invest in reusable alternatives like using old shirts or bath towels or using a stainless steel water bottle. Our candle refill program is the best way to reuse your 1502 candle containers and other jars and glasses in your home. When you’re finished with single use items make sure to clean them out and recycle them according to your local waste standards.
Plant a Garden
Growing your food is not only satisfying but also sustainable. It's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need for transportation and packaging of food. Plus, gardening is an excellent way to reduce stress and connect with nature. If you don't have a yard, consider starting a small herb garden in your kitchen or balcony (Caroline, 1502’s founder just planted a container garden on her patio!). And don’t forget our tip to conserve water: water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening to help to reduce evaporation and ensure that plants absorb more water.
Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can harm both the environment and our health. Fortunately, there are many non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaning products available on the market. Our favorite general cleaning spray is vinegar, water and essential oils! For tougher cleaning jobs baking soda is an amazing alternative!
There are many more ways to create a sustainable home. But taking these first steps in making your home more sustainable is an important step in reducing your impact on the environment and contributing to a healthier planet. It may also inspire others, and we hope to have inspired you, to adopt sustainable practices in their own homes and communities, creating a ripple effect of positive change.