In the year 2021 if we have learned anything it is to appreciate all we have and to take care of it. Sustainable living is becoming more and more prominent in the homes of many, everyone is doing their part to keep the environment as clean as possible. Gated private communities have began to band together and create eco friendly living for their small little community. Landscape plays a big role in your community being successfully sustainable., those who are on the market are looking for more eco-friendly lifestyles. In this article we will discuss some ways you can introduce sustainable living into your private gated community or add new ways to do your part.
Eliminate Plastic Usage
Eliminating Plastic from your life helps the environment greatly. Luckily we have so many new ways to make this a reasonable thing to incorporate in our daily lives. Instead of bottled water or any other drink that may be packaged in plastic, you can purchase a filtration system for your home and get you a water bottle made from eco-friendly products to use as a container instead of participating the waste of plastic products. You can now buy soda makers if you are a soda drinker, this too eliminates waste. If you have to use plastic products, as it is sometimes hard to completely avoid, you can purchase recycling bins for those so it is guaranteed the plastic can be recycled and repurposed. Plastic is invading the planet 1.6 million km now is floating on an island in the pacific ocean. Here are some quick plastics tips to share with your gated community friends
- Avoid single use plastics
- If you go shopping take a cloth bag with you
- Buy bulk food instead of individual packages
- Replace Tupper wear with glass containers
- Make those around you aware of the plastic usage & what they can do to prevent it
Create a Compost
You should be readily familiar with what a compost is, but if you are not, a compost is a bin of your scraps basically. The purpose of this is to be able to use that compost as fertilizer for a garden for the community or one of your own, The waste will breakdown and it does take awhile, but when it is ready you now have free fertilizer to use that you created, and no food was wasted. Sustainable living communities have started collectively having compost and combine their naturally made fertilizer and create a massive community garden spot! This is a great way to bond with those around you and have common ground with those who live within your private gated community.
Power consumption normally occurs at the same times in everyone’s homes. Most home owners are away during the day but are home for those peak hours of the day where every one else is home too and they too are using power. Below are some fast tips to share with your friends in your private gated community to help bring down power consumption in your community.
- Turn off unnecessary lights
- Use natural light.
- Use task lighting.
- Take shorter showers.
- urn water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth.
- Fix that leaky faucet.
- Unplug unused electronics.
Use Natural Resources
Luckily we still have natural resources around us for every day use. Natural resources are sunlight, rainwater, and piggy backing off of natural energy sources. Every one likes to save money, and using the natural resources that are surrounding you can cut expenses almost in half. Just another added benefit of living in the mountains, the mountains have more natural resources than a bigger city would offer. Below are a few examples on how to efficiently do this.
- Use of alternative sources of power such as solar and wind energy.
- Plant trees to prevent soil erosion.*
- Practicing of judicious ways to conserve water in our homes. *
- Use pipelines to transport oil. *
- Growing of vegetation in catchment areas.
Going green is taking over the entire globe. As science is showing us we are ultimately taking down our own planet. The web will teach you all you need to know about what you can do to help with this growing problem. If you are interested in creating a sustainable environment for your gated community begin by taking the steps in this article, and then you can start doing more if you so desire.
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