Eco-friendly Home Tips

Discover green routines the whole family can get it on.

Home is where the heart is. Now you can make it a healthier, more sustainable place to live. Get ready to clean up the clutter, know when to unplug and make a waste-free move to a new home.

Make your lifestyle even more eco-friendly by using clean energy.

Fun Facts

Try repairing

If something you like and use breaks, don’t assume it’s a lost cause. Take the time to try fixing it, or take it in to a professional for repair.

Recycle old electronics

Help prevent hazardous elements (including mercury, cadmium and lead) from ending up in our landfills—and salvage reusable metals such as copper, silver, gold and palladium—by recycling old electronics.

Be an eco-friendly packer

Moving? Do it the green way by renting reusable moving crates instead of buying new cardboard boxes; wrap your breakables in old newspaper, sheets or towels instead of packing paper; and use biodegradable packing peanuts instead of bubble wrap or Styrofoam.

Go screen-free

Take a digital detox by unplugging the TV, computer, phone and other electronics for a day. Go for a walk or a bike ride. Connect with family and friends face to face. Be mindful of the world around you. Try it once a week for a month to give yourself—and the planet—a break.

Rehome or donate items

Before you toss a perfectly good item into the trash, ask friends and family if they could use it. Or, donate it to a local charity. After all, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

Minimize paper mail

Less mail means less paper waste (and less clutter around your home). Help save trees by receiving e-bills and paying online. As for junk mail, start contacting companies and request to be removed from their mailing lists.

Make your lifestyle even more eco-friendly by using clean energy.