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  • Rishita Chakroborty


The day, 22nd April is the day when billions of people from around the world come together in solidarity to raise awareness about environmental issues like global warming and climate change affecting the planet on a rapid scale. It’s been 50 years since we have been celebrating this day. Despite all the efforts, our planet is facing an alarming rate of global pollution making this fight for a clean and safe environment an imperative matter.

As the planet urges for our immediate attention, it is of high importance that we choose a living that promotes a green living. By green, we don’t just mean planting more trees; but a holistic environment-friendly living. Switching to sustainable products for home is one huge step we can take to help reduce the depletion of earth's surface and the atmosphere. Bringing some eco-friendly reformation to our home and offices alone is a great initiative towards safeguarding the environment.

Now the question is, how can you bring about this change to your place, especially when it comes to decor? Well, let's make it simple and easy for you to start with:

  1. Reduce the use of non-biodegradable products

Non-biodegradable products are the one that sits on the surface of the earth and pollutes the soil. It is one of the major reasons behind the contamination of water bodies. To reduce this menace, we can always choose to opt for products that are made of natural fibers, wood or other such materials that do not deplete the surface, instead enriches with nutrients when discarded. Go for wooden tables rather than metal and plastic. Choose bedsheets and curtains made of 100% cotton rather than polyester.

2. Shop wisely

Choose local artisans and complete handcrafted products for decor rather than the hi-tech modern ones. Macrame wall hanging, planters, bamboo furniture, hyacinth furniture, rattan items, jute rugs and mats are typically handmade by local artisans which you should definitely welcome. Purchasing such products will not only deck up your home in an eccentric way, but also support and encourage the local artisans to grow their business.

3. Plant more and more trees to allow greenery embrace your home

Indoor plants are the best way to add a calm and cool vibe to your home without doing much. This helps in cleansing the air inside home and promotes better oxygen circulation. Choose clay pots and jute planters for they are strong, durable and are not industrially made. Create your own personal home garden for a refreshing feel right at home. This is one of the best ways to maintain a sustainable living in the long run.

4. Reuse old home furnishing items

Instead of discarding a worn out cabinet, try turning it into a shoe rack or a coffee table. All you need to do is reduce the rate of dumping old products and make it into something rather useful and reuse it. Use wood color and other tools to revamp old furniture. This helps in a huge way to reduce the amount of wastage and landfills.

To sum up, it doesn't really take much to promote an eco-friendly living. It is our duty to safeguard the resources and stop it from getting drained. Small measures like the ones stated above can bring about a significant change in the long run.

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