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RL Tips: 10 Steps to an Eco-friendly Home (Part 2)

Beng Reyes Ong of Greenpeace shares more ideas on leading a greener lifestyle

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

You can talk to your licensed architect about designing a more energy-efficient home, but if you've already got your dream house up and running, you can still do little things that make a big difference in the end.

Beng Reyes Ong of the Climate and Energy Campaign of Greenpeace gives us more ways to sneak in some all-important eco-friendliness into our own homes.

Read the original article ("The Green-house Effect”) in the May 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

Replace battery-operated appliances when you can

Do you really need all those battery-operated toothbrushes, razors, and milk-foamers? If you still can't let go, make sure you dispose spent batteries properly.

Hang your clothes to dry

Give your electricity-eating dryer a break by stringing out your good ol'fashioned laundry line in the sun. 

Do your research

It takes a bit of sleuthing to become more energy-aware. Check with salespeople, surf the net, ask your friends about what energy-saving appliances and methods are out there.

Use a water-saving showerhead

No need to save water by showering with a friend. There are now a lot of readily available showerheads whose stream you can control manually, so no drop is wasted. 

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