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Today’s blog post is a slightly different blog post because I’m going to be reviewing Emma’s Simple Eco Home Audit Checklist & Tips pack*! There are so many amazing things about this pack that Emma has put together, but first a little background on the eco-lifestyle.
(Feature photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash)
What is an eco-lifestyle?
An eco-lifestyle is when you are trying to reduce the impact you have on the environment by altering your actions. Measuring your carbon footprint can help you see which parts of your lifestyle have the biggest impact on the planet. The 4 Rs are super important: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle.
Reduce: Reduce your meat consumption by having a few veggie meals a week, try not to buy single-use plastic etc.
Reuse: Reuse plastic bags, containers, jars etc.
Repair: Repair clothes, bags and products rather than automatically buying something new.
Recycle: Recycling should be the last resort, if you can’t reuse or repair it, then recycle it.
I believe that the most important thing is doing what you can. You don’t have to do everything, and it doesn’t have to be perfect. For example, I try to get refills when I can but sometimes it can be impractical. Trying to be eco-friendly all the time can be pretty hard, I like to add another eco swap to my routine once a month.
Anyway, back to Emma’s eco-home audit!
Introducing Your Simple Eco Home Audit Checklist & Tips
What is it?
It’s a jam-packed downloadable guide to get you started on your eco journey. The 36-page guide is filled to the brim with sustainable swaps, tips, cleaning recipes and articles. It can help for any stage of your sustainability journey with small, manageable steps to a more sustainable lifestyle.
In the introduction, Emma emphasises how not all the swaps will fit everyone’s lifestyle. I love that she has said this and it reminds me of this quote:
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly”Anne-Marie Bonneau
The eco-home audit checklist has been broken down into sections of the house to make it as easy as possible to implement these changes. For some of the eco-friendly alternative ideas, Emma has written more than one which is a great way to encourage more people. My favourite part is how she shares her own cleaning recipes in simple step-by-step graphics.
I have been looking through the lists, and I love that I can tick lots off. With the sections of the house broken down, I can see which areas I am doing well in.
Throughout the eco-home audit, there are articles sharing tips on how and what goes in food waste, compost, how you can save water etc. There truly is everything & more you could need for an eco-friendly checklist in here!
I thoroughly recommend you purchase this eco-home audit.
Buy Your Simple Eco Home Audit Checklists and Tips*
Best wishes, Cx
Sue Berk Koch says
Thanks so much for the link to your list. I am decluttering, so adding sustainability is a great next step.
Sounds great 🙂
I’m learning to sew at the moment so I can alter my own clothes and I’m loving it so far! Great suggestions.
Molly Transatlantic Notes says
This was so useful; I’m always trying to make eco-friendly changes to how I live so I needed this to refresh my focus on doing just that. Great ideas!
Charlotte | Beat Those Thoughts says
This was such an insightful read! I’ve been trying to make more thoughtful changes in recent months, especially when it comes to single use plastic! As you well put it, it’s not doing it perfectly, but everyone doing it imperfectly. I do what I can when I can and always looking for new ways to make eco-friendly changes. This was a great reminder of why it’s important & the audit sounds like a great purchase so will definitely look into it further!x
Thank you 🙂 xx
This sounds like a very valuable resource. I appreciate the definitions of the 4 R’s and the quote is spot on! Thanks for sharing Caroline!
Thank you x
I love this! And so right, if everyone just did one or two small things our planet would be so much better off!
I'm All Booked Up says
Such a great post! We’ve been focused more on buying recycled goods.
I’m glad 🙂
Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment) says
We each can definitely make eco-friendly adjustments. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I am trying to be more mindful to implement. 🤗
Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
We’ve really trying to become more eco-friendly so I massive appreciate this post! I’m trying to be more mindful and it’s something I’ll continue working on. Thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo
Elle – ellegracedeveson.com
Thank you Elle x
We are working strongly toward becoming as eco-friendly around the house as possible, so this checklist sounds like the next step for us! Thank you for sharing this Caroline x
Ayesha Ayub says
Yes our little efforts to reduce waste will collectively make a huge part, we all must try to play our role as much as possible.
I agree 🙂
Riyah Speaks says
I try to limit how much waste I have all the time. Great post!
Karalee Shotola says
The eco home audit definitely sounds useful! I’ve made swaps here in there in my home, but I know there’s more I can do so having a guide to follow would be helpful.
Let me know how you find it 🙂
This is great Caroline! I love the idea of doing an eco home audit and think I need to do the same too. Emma is so right when she says that it’s more important to have more people being sustainable imperfectly than just a few perfectly. I’m going to check out her audit checklist now, thank you for sharing 🙂
Amazing, let me know how you get on x
Eveclair Koh says
Thank you for this post, I sometimes am lost on which way is eco-friendly a list is a great way to check what can be done at home.
Of course x