Creating a More Sustainable Future, One Room at Time

by Tanya Sogani
Tanya is a Project Management student at Humber IGS with a background in interior design. With her eye for detail and sense of aesthetics, she is fascinated by the intersection of sustainability and interior design, and she hopes to integrate sustainable practices into project management practices to create beautiful, functional, and sustainable spaces.
You can connect with her via LinkedIn or Email.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness about the impact of our actions on the environment. As a result, many individuals are now seeking ways to live more sustainably, and one area where we can make a significant impact is in our homes. Creating a sustainable home doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With a few simple changes, we can create a more sustainable future, one room at a time.


The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and it’s also a place where we can make significant changes. Start by reducing waste by using reusable bags and containers. Instead of using single-use plastics like cling wrap, opt for beeswax wraps. Consider purchasing produce from local farmers markets to reduce your carbon footprint. Finally, upgrade your appliances to energy-efficient models that use less water and electricity.

Beeswax wraps are an excellent alternative to cling wrap.


The bathroom is another area where we can make a big impact. Start by using a low-flow showerhead to conserve water. Swap out biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products, plastic toothbrushes for bamboo ones, replace single-use cotton pads with washable cloths, and by using refillable soap dispensers. Finally, you can also reduce water consumption by taking shorter showers and installing a low-flow showerhead and toilet.

Low-flow shower head.

Living Room

In the living room, choose furniture made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, reclaimed wood, or recycled plastic. Consider purchasing energy-efficient appliances and electronics to reduce your energy consumption. Use natural cleaning products to keep your space clean and fresh.


In the bedroom, there are a few simple changes you can make to create a more sustainable space. Choose bedding made from organic cotton or bamboo, which is more sustainable than traditional cotton. Swap out synthetic pillows for ones made from natural materials like wool or down. You can also invest in a natural latex mattress, which is more sustainable than traditional mattresses made with synthetic materials. Use LED bulbs in your lighting fixtures to reduce energy consumption. Finally, choose furniture made from sustainable materials like bamboo or reclaimed wood.

Bamboo bedroom furniture.


Finally, don’t forget about the outdoors! Start by composting food waste to reduce landfill waste. Choose native plants for your garden, which require less water and maintenance. Install a rain barrel to collect rainwater for your garden. Finally, reduce your carbon footprint by biking or walking instead of driving.

In conclusion, creating a sustainable home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By making a few simple changes in each room, we can create a more sustainable future, one room at a time. Start small, and over time, you’ll see the positive impact of your actions on the environment. Remember, every little bit helps!

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