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3 Affordable ways to build a greener home for your family

Contrary to common perception, adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle can be very affordable — and you might be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it can be to integrate sustainable choices into your daily routine, especially within the comforts of your home. 

By making small yet impactful changes at home, you can not only create a more environmentally friendly living space, but also inspire your family to join in the journey towards a greener future.

In this month’s blog, from finding creative ways to repurpose your household items, to simply making a green switch on your electricity plan, let’s explore how easy it can be to create a sustainable home without breaking the bank.

1. Composting waste

If you love to grow plants at home, starting a composting habit is a great way to help you save money, as compost acts as a natural fertiliser and boosts plant resilience against pests and diseases.

Beyond its cost savings, composting is a great way to teach children about the importance of waste reduction. In fact, 60% of the typical household’s waste can be transformed into nutrient-rich compost, making it one of the most impactful ways for families to reduce their waste footprint at home.

Kickstart the composting journey by teaching your family about compostable items and involving them in the sorting process. You can even make it a regular habit by managing the compost bin together, giving the little ones a chance to foster a deeper connection with the environment. 

To get started with composting at home, you can check out Soil Social’s Magic Composter Kit. This comprehensive kit includes an informative booklet to guide you through every step of the composting process, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience for the whole family.

2. Upcycling household items

While online shopping offers households more convenience, it contributes to our throwaway culture where items are quickly replaced, leading to more waste. Instead, finding alternatives to lengthen the lifespan of the products can help to save money in the long run. 

To counter this trend, families can embrace the growing practice of upcycling, transforming old or unwanted items into new and functional creations. Take inspiration from eco-conscious individuals who transform empty jars into charming fairy light fixtures or repurpose coffee pots into plant pots or terrariums. Even seemingly obsolete items like egg cartons can be transformed into imaginative organisers for jewellery or small trinkets.

By making upcycling a regular family activity, parents are not only igniting creativity within the household, but also instilling a mindset of reusing and repurposing.

If you need a little creative spark to start, here are some simple and creative ideas that your kids will be sure to love.

3. #GoGreenYourWay for your electricity plan

Beyond everyday activities, a simple and fuss-free way for families to make your homes eco-friendly is to consider opting for green add-ons for your electricity plans.

Geneco’s Power Eco Add-On is Singapore’s FIRST and ONLY customisable green add-on. Starting from just $1 more per month, you can now #GoGreenYourWay by avoiding up to 4,001kg of CO₂ emissions with 197 rain trees. Simply opt-in for either Carbon Credits (CC) or Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) at your preferred level of green contribution (25%/50%/75%/100%) and kick-start your eco-journey.

With our commitment to building a greener tomorrow for the future generation, we are offering a 6th Anniversary Exclusive for all, available only for a limited time! Hurry, sign up with Power Eco Add-on today or if you are an existing customer, simply opt-in or upgrade to enjoy the first 6 months for FREE.

While this might seem like a small upgrade for households looking to make a difference for the environment, the collective effort of this sustainable choice definitely makes an impact. 

For more information, visit our page here.

The journey towards a greener future

Sustainability is not just a destination, but a continuous, evolving path. You can take the first step by cultivating greener habits in your home and making conscious choices to build a greener living space for your loved ones.

If you enjoyed reading these tips, you can also join our Facebook and Instagram giveaway and be one of 20 lucky winners to take home a $26 eCapitaVoucher and a Geneco Green Starter Kit (worth $40) that consists of a foldable umbrella, collapsible water bottle, reusable straw, and grocery net bag

Simply comment on our Facebook or Instagram giveaway post by answering this question: “Name 1 of the 3 affordable ways featured in this blog that you can build a greener home with your family.” The contest ends on 31 March 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

Together, let’s #PowerTheChange and nurture the next generation’s passion for a greener tomorrow.