We’re finally at a time where going green means more than just recycling plastic bottles. From designing a sustainable home with eco-friendly materials to swapping home items for organic materials, there are now plenty of tips and suggestions out there to reduce our carbon footprint and do our part to save the environment. And they don’t even have to be dramatic lifestyle changes. Simply saying no to excessive packaging is a good start, and you’ve already stepped foot into a greener lifestyle. This year, we’ve covered plenty of eco-friendly stories to keep you inspired. Here are your favorites.
Here’s a home that sleeps under the stunning Northern Lights. Located in Norway, the Hjertefolgers’s home is built under a transparent solar dome. You’ll be amazed to know it has its own recycling water system, generates heat and includes a greenhouse to grow fruits and vegetables. We enjoyed getting to know the family in our exclusive interview, as they shared about their sustainable lifestyle. Read about their story here.
Carlo Lanzini moved from Northern Italy after falling in love with the relaxing town of Puglia by the coast of the Adriatic Sea. With a passion for making olive oil, he sought the help of a designer who could recreate traditional Italian farmhouses using eco-friendly materials. Tour the home here.
Vegan awareness group and animal rights organization PETA has officially launched its Vegan Homeware Awards 2017 and we are thrilled to see stylish yet cruelty-free designs gain recognition. Check out the winners here.
We love eco-friendly homes that feature green design as much eco-friendly alternatives that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Consider swapping bits of your home decor with these sustainable materials. If you want to know where to start, read through this list.