Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Houseplants Purify Air and Provide Sustainability

Purify Air with Plants
Purify Air with Houseplants

Nothing is more sustainable than clean air and houseplants are a great way to beautify your home while purifying the air.  Houseplants are also a money saving way to create a mood.  Both green and flowering plants can add a great splash of color to any area of your house or apartment.  If you have an empty corner that needs filled you may consider placing a dwarf palm tree in the corner.

It is estimated that placing a houseplant plant in every ten feet of your home can have the same effect as an electric air purifier.  House plants that make great air purifiers include English Ivy, the Peace Lily, the Dwarf Palm and the Boston Fern.  Some flowering plants such as the Chrysanthemum are on the list as well.  The aloe vera plant is another great choice because it cleans the air so well and also has useful homeopathic nutrients inside.  Try growing an indoor kitchen garden and you will have a sustainable food source as well. Many people have successfully grown cooking and naturopathic herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, dill and lavender in thier kitchen or sun room.

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How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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