Sustainable living isn't just about protecting the planet. It's about protecting ourselves and the generations still to come.Sustainable living is more than a thing treehuggers talk about.

Sustainable living is a way of life.

And it’s a way of life we all need to adopt in order to save our planet – and ourselves.

Because sustainable living isn’t just about protecting the earth’s resources and the plants, animals and eco-systems that call it home. It’s about protecting us too, as well as the generations still to come.

So, how do we actually live sustainably?

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Sustainable living is largely about achieving a balance.

Society’s needs and wants, as well as economic stability, often seem at odds with environmental preservation. But they don’t have to be.

It is actually in the balance between society, the economy and the environment that true sustainability is found.

When people still have access to goods and services. But these goods and services are manufactured and sold with their environmental impact just as big a concern as their economic impact.

When jobs are still created. But these jobs are created in sectors that both foster the economy and protect – even begin to heal – the planet.

In its simplest form, the word sustainable means the ability to last. And so within its own terminology, sustainable living is only working if it can be maintained.

Of Houses and Trees is all about offering everyday tips for sustainable living. In what we buy, what we eat, what we think, we have the ability to make conscious, intentional decisions. For us and for the earth.

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What are the two best things about low maintenance landscaping? It's easy and eco-friendly! We're talking native plants, composting and more. What are the two best things about low maintenance landscaping? It's easy - and eco-friendly! If you live on a property that has a yard… Read More
Creating a green laundry routine doesn't have to be difficult. Even small changes like switching your detergent and trapping microplastics can make a big impact. Creating a green laundry routine doesn't have to be difficult. Even small changes like switching your detergent and trapping microplastics can make a big impact.Laundry… Read More
Considering purchasing a compost toilet but wondering, "How does a composting toilet work?" Kildwick, experts on all things loo-related, provide the answer. There are many reasons why people would choose a composting toilet for all their number one and two needs. It may be for their boat… Read More
Put your phone to good use and track your energy consumption with these six electricity apps. Because being aware is the first step toward making a change! If you already use LED lightbulbs in your home, own efficient appliances and turn off the lights when you leave the room, you may be… Read More
One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion - and start supporting these 40 sustainable clothing companies! One of the easiest ways to start living a greener life is to quit fast fashion and start supporting sustainable clothing companies.If you aren't familiar… Read More
Why exactly is bamboo clothing such a sustainable option? I'm so glad you asked! Here are five reasons why you need to start buying bamboo. Telling you that you need to buy bamboo clothing may seem a little extreme. Especially for a sustainability blog. But the truth is - us… Read More
Plastic-free and made by awesome, earth-friendly individuals and brands, you can find zero waste gifts for every person on your shopping list! You're a treehugger. In your daily life, you avoid plastic packaging, wear thrifted threads and support eco-conscious businesses whenever you can.Yet every year as the… Read More
If you're also looking for inexpensive garden beds ideas - building wooden raised garden beds from old materials is about as budget-friendly as you can get. This summer was our first year using wooden raised garden beds to grown our vegetables and I have to say - it went really well!Sure,… Read More
Green bonds are one of the most low-risk forms of green investments. If you want to help create a more sustainable future, green bonds may be for you. If you want to help create a more sustainable future, consider green bonds - one of the lowest risk forms of green investment.What is green… Read More
Always dreamed of starting a garden? Me too! Which is why it was the first project we tackled after moving into our sustainable home. Check it out! Always dreamed of starting a garden? Me too! Which is why it was one of the first projects we tackled after we moved into our… Read More
Looking for eco-friendly mother's day gifts? These 10 nature-inspired items are sure to delight the mother earth loving mother in your life - whether that be your mom, mom-in-law, grandma, sister - or yourself! Looking for eco-friendly mother's day gifts? Well, you found them!Whether you're the treehugger in the family, or your mom is, these ten nature-inspired, green mother's… Read More

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