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Go green with these earth-friendly lifestyle tips

April 30, 2021

Being conscious of our consumption and carbon footprint isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Small actions, when done consistently, can have a long-term impact. Being kinder to the Earth helps conserve our natural resources to be enjoyed by generations to come.

If you haven’t made these Earth-friendly adjustments a habit, then there’s no better time to start like the present! Here are some practical tips on how to go green at home.

Lighten up your space

Choose light-colored walls and ceilings to brighten up rooms, which means you don’t need to turn on an overhead light in the middle of the day. You can place mirrors strategically in your living areas to reflect even more light. Use light curtains or blinds to help regulate sunshine.

Consider resource-saving fixtures and decor

If you’re designing or renovating your unit, there is a whole array of eco-saving options for bathroom faucets, toilets, kitchen appliances, and more. You can even take it a step further by investing in trash cans that make it easier for the whole household to segregate and recycle garbage.

Invest in energy-efficient appliances

If you’re still furnishing your home, try to buy inverter models for appliances that generally consume a lot of energy, like air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines. Inverter technology allows these appliances to consume much less power, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help protect the environment. Your water and electric bills will be drastically lower because these appliances consume less water and energy. Great for your wallet and for Mother Earth!

With more sustainable options becoming readily available, you can significantly reduce plastic use in your home. Bring eco-bags when doing your groceries, and consistently reuse them. In addition, opt for reusable containers made out of glass or stainless steel. You can also try swapping consumables like cotton pads and kitchen towels for washable and reusable options.

Make some time for the outdoors

Spend some time each day walking outside or even working out in an open area. Not only are you saving energy, but more importantly, you are taking good care of your physical and mental health. Aside from the necessary Vitamin D, getting some sun increases serotonin, the hormone responsible for stabilizing our mood and feelings of well-being and happiness.

If you are considering a more sustainable lifestyle even as you crave city-living conveniences, Light 2 Residences in Mandaluyong EDSA may be your best option yet.

This SMDC property is located right at the center of the Metro’s major CBDs. You can walk to your office in Ortigas or hop on and off the MRT to take you to Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Pasay City, Quezon City or Manila. You reduce your carbon footprint and have more time for the things that matter because you will not be stuck in traffic for hours!

Residents need not leave their homes for their shopping essentials as Light 2 Residences will house an expansive retail development—two stories of fashion, beauty, specialty shops and restaurants.

Light 2 Residences features efficient unit layout sizes that allow residents to host intimate gatherings. Bigger celebrations can be held in any of the luxurious amenities found within the property’s sprawling Private Urban Park made up of SMDC’s trademark wide, open spaces and lots of greenery.

A truly sustainable development, the property will be equipped with a rainwater collector tank, designated MRFs (materials recovery facility) for commercial and residential areas and energy-efficient escalators, elevators and airconditioning system. The property will be using treated glass to reduce heat inside the unit and enclosed areas. Units will have large windows with operable panels and balcony door to allow for natural ventilation.

Living sustainably is made much easier when you stay at a property that provides you and your family with everything you need and allows you to be kind to Nature at the same time.

*Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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