13 Tips For Making Your Home Eco-Friendly

Easy Eco-Friendly Steps

Lowering our overall impact on the environment is a team effort, and like a ripple effect, a little from each of us can go a long way. The place where we can start making a change is the one we know best—our homes.

  1. Install programmable thermostats 
  2. Replace your light bulbs to LED or CFL lights
  3. Prevent air leaks
  4. Pick energy-efficient appliances
  5. Reduce water use
  6. Explore solar energy
  7. Use no- to low-VOC products (Volatile organic compounds)
  8. Compost
  9.   Enroll in online statements and get off junk mail
  10.  Leave your shoes at the door
  11. Seal gaps around doors and windows
  12. Fix leaking toilets and faucets
  13.  Install low-flow showerheads and toilets

What better way to kick-start the new year than with a healthy diet! 

Here is a quick and easy green smoothie. It is a perfect grab and go healthy snack for any time of day. 

Simple Green Smoothie


  • 6 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple
  • 2 cups fresh spinach


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately

If you have tips to make your home eco-friendly, we would love to hear from you!

About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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