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We’ve had 30 years of pep-talking and selling positive ideas. And I’m sorry, but it doesn’t work…. And yes, we do need hope…. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere,” said Greta Thunberg at TEDxStockholm.

It’s Earth Day today, and frankly, it should be every day. With the deteriorating state of our environment, 16-year old Greta was right, we should act now. Each one of us has the power to solve our environmental problems.

Start small by changing a few daily habits at home. Shifting to a plant-based diet or cutting down meat or dairy intake, using natural cleaning products, replacing disposable bottles and bags with reusable ones, conserving energy and water, and choosing eco-friendly decors and materials for our homes are some simple steps we can take to lessen our carbon footprint.

Going Green: Adding Plants to Your Living Space

Start to create a green living space for Earth Day by adding plants to your home. Plants are pleasing to the eye and beneficial to our planet. Plants give off oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels on a larger scale. At home, it can filter harmful air toxins and improve air quality. Plants can brighten up your home and your mood. In fact, it’s scientifically proven that plants make you happy.

If you don’t know what kind of plants to get, check out this infographic to know what indoor plants to get for a specific room and how to keep them alive.

Earth-friendly Interior Inspirations

Get inspired to fill your homes with plants with these Earth-friendly interior inspirations.

 

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Forget about moderation when it comes to plants. Placed them on the coffee table, empty corners, and ledges in your living room with neutral colored walls.

 

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 Breathe fresh air as you slumber among plants. Put plants on your wooden headboard. Follow this link to see a list of the best plants that will help you sleep.

 

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Spruce up your bathroom with a fresh dose of greenery. Just make sure to put them near a bathroom windowsill.  Pick the right plants that can thrive in bathrooms.

 

 

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 Studies say that plants can help boost your productivity. So, this is what we did to our workspace at home.

 

 

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Hide your condiments and cookware in your kitchen drawers and cabinets. Flaunt your plants on the shelves.

 

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Create a healthier home. Adding a splash of greenery will bring elegance to the table.

Your backdrop for your ‘living’ decors should also be eco-friendly too. Paint your inside walls with Healthy Home, an odor-less, low-VOC, lead-free paint. Take proactive measures to bring down your energy cost by using Cool Shades, a heat-reflecting roof paint.

Yasmin Aguila
Author

Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.

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