7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly - Engineer Mommy
May 192017
 

This post is sponsored by Glorybrew. All opinions are mine alone.

Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint? There are so many ways to be more eco-friendly nowadays, and in most cases, simple steps can make a big impact. From canceling paper subscriptions to using Glorybrew compostable k-cups, keep reading for my top seven ways to be more environmentally-friendly today.

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

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1. Cancel paper subscriptions!
Do you get magazines and newspapers delivered to your front door regularly? What about utility & credit card bills? Cancel paper subscriptions to magazines/newspapers and log online instead to access your favorite periodicals. As far as bills, most companies nowadays offer the option of electronic statement delivery. Switch to digital and reduce your carbon footprint right away!

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

2. Use a low-flow shower head!
You can purchase a low-flow, environmentally-friendly shower head from the home improvement store. Switching out the one you currently have is an easy DIY project that should take less than an hour. The best part is that you most likely won’t notice any difference in water pressure during your shower.

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

3. Switch to Glorybrew K-cups!
Love your daily cup of java? Skip the traditional plastic k-cup with its negative impact on the environment and try Glorybrew! Their product offers premium, great-tasting coffee and the neat thing is their k-cups dissolve in the soil in 6-8 weeks!

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly


This single-serve pod is actually kind to the planet. My husband is quite a coffee afficionado and he absolutely loves the taste of the Glorybrew coffee. Their guilt-free coffee is rich, bold and smooth – all at the same time!
7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly


There are three different roasts available: Medium, Dark, and Extra Dark. So you are sure to find a variety that you will love! Their k-cups work in all K-Cup brewers and Keurig® machines.
7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly


Since the k-cups are made from plant-based materials, they are 100% compostable. In under 12 weeks, they will completely disintegrate in compost piles. Pretty cool, right?
7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

4. Make your own cleaners!
Reduce the amount of chemicals you bring into your home by making your own cleaning products. It’s amazing how many things a little vinegar and baking soda can clean right up. I always have a spray bottle of diluted vinegar in my cleaning caddy for various surfaces throughout my home!

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

5. Adjust your thermostat!
Don’t underestimate the impact of your home thermostat. During the winter, set the thermostat to 68 degrees F when you’re home – and even lower when you’re away. During the summer, use fans to improve the circulation in your home and set the thermostat to a higher temperature. Even a few degrees can make a big difference in your utility bills and your energy usage.

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

6. Switch to reusable bottles!
Ditch disposable bottles and stick to reusable varieties. You can find a wide array of cute reusable water bottles at many stores nowadays. By using the same water bottle again and again, you are reducing how much trash ends up in landfills. Plus, you can always flavor your beverages with fruits and herbs for a quick, healthy flavor boost. My favorite combo is berries & basil- try it!

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

7. Support green businesses!
When you support companies that care about the environment, you are also making a positive impact on our planet. Look for companies that focus on sustainable practices with a certification from The Rainforest Alliance, for example. In fact, The Rainforest Alliance certifies that coffee from Glorybrew meets standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability. That’s something to smile about!

Want to try some Glorybrew k-cups? I have a fabulous promotion to share with you. Use promo code GLORYMEM to save 10% off all GB products from May 25th-29th.

I hope these tips have inspired you. Be sure to check out Glorybrew coffee for the convenience of k-cups without any of the guilt. Now, I’d love to hear from you. How do you try to reduce your carbon footprint? What’s your best eco-friendly tip?







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18 Responses to “7 Genius Ways to be More Eco-Friendly”

  1. These are all great ideas. I make all my own cleaning solutions so that nothing I put down the drain is toxic or bad for the planet.

  2. Perfect timing on your post. I want to be more eco-friendly and I’m trying to teach my grandkids to be now so it will stick with them when they’re older. I want one of those low-flow shower head.

  3. Great list! I had no idea K-Cups were so earth friendly! We do almost all of the items on your list but there is always room for more to help save our planet!

  4. These are all great ways to be more eco-friendly! Personally I have already implemented a few of them (cancelling paper subscriptions and adjust my thermostat) but I need to work on the others :)

  5. These are great ways to be friendlier to our environment. I just put in a a low-flow shower head and love it.

  6. This is a great list and I’m glad I’m already doing all of it except for number 3. I still use the old coffee maker for brewing coffee.

  7. You have listed all important points to be more eco-friendly. I think it’s the need. I do use reusable bottles. However, all other points have added a great knowledge, especially adjusting thermostats and canceling paper subscriptions.

  8. I do use Vinegar for everything, especially on my floors. It may smell, but it cleans.

  9. I love the kcups but they do add to the landfill. We buy them occasionally but I ended up buying grounds instead. We have a reuseable filter for your coffee maker.

    • EngineerMommy

      These coffee k-cups don’t add to the landfill because they completely disintegrate in soil.

  10. I have been meaning to try those Glorybrew K-cups!! I have heard really good things about them!!

  11. These are all great tips for being more eco friendly. I use a reusable water bottle and I unplug things when they are not in use. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  12. Thanks for these awesome ideas! I’ve never heard of a low-flow shower head before. Will check it out since we also need to change our old shower head.

  13. We replaced our shower head and it honestly was the best thing we did. Our bill is so much less and we are saving the water.

  14. Love this post! I think it’s great to spread the word on how to save the planet! (the more people get on board the cleaner and happier our home will be for generations to come : )
    Love your list and I’ll have to check out that coffee maker

  15. It would be so nice to switch to more eco-friendly products at home. I think these are amazing tips. It’s going to help a lot especially for people who are new to the whole idea of an eco-friendly lifestyle.

  16. These are fantastic tips to being more eco friendly. I have never heard of some of these. They are totally worth trying.

  17. You have listed all important points to be more eco-friendly.

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