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15 Positive Ways to Help Save the Planet this WED

Every year on 5th June World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated to raise awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.

At the launch of this years World Environment Day, which is focusing on Small Islands and Developing Sates, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said “Planet Earth is our shared island, let us join forces to protect it.”

So what are you going to do this WED? Small changes matter; so we take a look at some very achievable ways you can help save the environment.

Interiorholic

Use furniture made from recycle and/or wood that has come from sustainable sources.

Home Design Lover

Go environmentally friendly inside and outside your home. Let nature heat and cool your house by using natural insulation such as grass or small plants on your roof.

Decoist

Help save rainforests by only using salvaged wood in your home.

Archpart

Use plants and nature to provide privacy and reduce heat loss and improve heat reduction by plating a wall of plants outside your bedroom window. Using natural cotton bedding will also go a long way in helping to improve the environment.

Modern Home Interior Design

Another example of how using recycled and/or natural fabrics and materials can create an extremely chic living space.

Interior Design Tips

Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean ramshackle – there’s plenty of environmentally friendly contemporary coffee-houses too.

Interior Designable

Looking for a flooring option which is stylish and environmentally friendly? Consider this style of wood floor.

Good Home Design

This innovative eco-bath system is an achievable and positive way to recycle water.

Yii Design

Made from recycled and sustainable wood this wave chair hits all the right notes for WED.

Eco Friend

Trash furniture at its best. There’s nothing tacky, excuse the pun, about this fabulous chair.

Top Interior Design

Reduce the amount of electricity you use with this quirky wall lamp, which reminds you to unplug it!

Homedit

Only use eco-friendly paint when re-decorating.

Retail Design Blog

Use natural items to create stunning art work in your home. Returning to log fires is also an effective way to reduce your electricity or gas consumption.

Vickiarcher

Install double glazing to lower fuel bills and help save the planet.

Apartment Therapy

Don’t waste precious water. Remember to turn of taps, fix drips and leaks as soon as they appear.

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