Gisele Bündchen’s Tips on Eco-Friendly Living
Yes, even famous supermodels and football stars find time to care about the environment despite their busy schedules. The Gisele Bündchen and her husband, Tom Brady actively work towards create an eco-friendly living space. Let’s see how they do it!
Install solar panels on your home to lower your electric bill significantly. It’s free energy that puts less of a strain on your neighborhood’s power supply grid. Companies such as Solar City provide every service from consultation and designing to installation.
Recycling may take a little more effort, but it’s rewarding. Collect paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles, milk jugs, your old juice cartons – don’t throw them out! When you have a big enough pile, take it down to your local recycling center.
The same can be done with scrap metal. Unused car parts, engines, motors, broken electronics and kitchen appliances like blenders and toasters can all be recycled. Metal recycling facilities like Blaze Recycling, Sims Metal Management and many such companies are more than happy to take such items off your hands. It helps protect the environment and our natural resources by huge percentages.
Create your own fertilizer to help your plants thrive by composting. It couldn’t be easier! Simply create a space in your yard for grass clippings, dry leaves and vegetable waste from your kitchen to collect and start to break down. The process takes about 3 weeks and at the end of it, you’ll have your very own, free plant fertilizer. You can even buy bins specially designed for composting from Planet Natural, which offers all types of organic and eco-friendly gardening supplies.
LED lights with motion sensors
Do away with lights that aren’t energy efficient. Install LED lights that will last longer and make proper use of electricity. You can even attach them to motion sensors to make sure that when you go out of the room, they don’t stay on unnecessarily.
Something as simple as switching off the microwave when you’re done using it or unplugging your laptop and phone chargers can make a significant difference in the amount of electricity used. Responsibly turning off lights, fans, A/Cs as soon as you’re done with the room is also helpful.
Clean water is definitely is a precious resource. Gisele’s family contributes to treating it as such in ways like not leaving faucets running while brushing their teeth and scrubbing dishes. Turning the shower off when you’re soaping is another way to lower your water consumption.
Water filter and reusable bottles
Installing a water filter will provide you with clean, drinking water all over the house. By making a one-time purchase of water bottles you can keep refilling and using them while at home and even when you go out. This saves on buying plastic bottles that deplete natural resources when they’re manufactured.
Gray water system
Creating a system where the waste water from your house such as from the shower and kitchen is diverted to your garden is an immensely efficient use of water. You can water your plants, lawn and vegetable patch using the gray water instead of fresh water.
Growing your own vegetables
To make use of the fertile soil in their garden, Gisele’s family grow 85% of their own vegetables and fruits. This way, you know where your veggies come from and that they haven’t been treated with harmful pesticides. The family also keeps chickens and enjoys going out to pick fresh eggs for their breakfast.
So in these big and little ways, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have made their home beautiful and environmentally friendly. You can do it too! Even if it’s just by recycling or unplugging, you will definitely be making a change for the better.