A socially conscious home is something that we may think is very expensive to accomplish. Sure if you are building a home from scratch you can take some extra measures to create a sustainable oasis, but most homes are already built and are occupied by conscious consumers. So, how do we make our current homes a bit more socially conscious? Below are a few modern ways you can continue to upgrade your home that will add sustainability and social good to your place of rest and relaxation. Some of these products and ways are very simple and affordable. Others may be a bit more expensive, but add some truly innovative aspects to your home.
SolarGaps are smart blinds that automatically track the sun and generate electricity from its energy. Simply plug in SolarGaps and solar energy starts to power all devices in your home. It can even store power in your home battery storage solution so you can use it as an emergency power supply. With SolarGaps, you produce your own electricity to save on your electricity bills. With our smartphone app, you can monitor and control SolarGaps from anywhere in the world. Pretty good way to start creating your socially conscious home!
A stylish, minimal and affordable computer for those living in rural areas around the globe. The Endless Operating System comes pre-loaded with hundreds of apps that work online or offline. The sum of human knowledge would be at their fingertips. Education, job opportunities, health information, all accessible to everyone. That world is possible.
This Bar Saves Lives makes ridiculously delicious snack bars with a mission! For every bar sold, the company gives life-saving food to a child in need. Made with real, whole ingredients and certified non-GMO, gluten free, fair trade, and bee friendly, This Bar Saves Lives snack bars are a snack that will help you eat food, feel good, and do good. The pantry in your new socially conscious home deserves these 🙂
Reefill is a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to bottled water providing unlimited access to cold, filtered tap water on the go (iOS/Android App). Using the Reefill app, members find the nearest station, activate it with their phone’s Bluetooth, and instantly access cold, filtered water.
BogoBrush is rethinking the toothbrush with buy one + give one, eco-designed toothbrushes made entirely in the USA. The plastics in almost all toothbrushes are non-recyclable, meaning over 450 million toothbrushes a year in the U.S. alone end up in landfills. These products are either bio-degradable or made from nearly 100% recycled plastic. When you’re done, throw them in your compost or recycle bin—and nature will do its thing.
Beanfill provides an eco-friendly/sustainable alternative for your home coffee brewer. Using a re-usable pod, BeanFill is cost effective, paying for itself within four sleeves of the regular disposable pods. Made from high-quality aluminum it will reduce waste from ending up in our planets already overloaded landfills.
Hand in Hand Soap was conceived in 2011 by two social entrepreneurs who believe that business can do so much more than just make money. Understanding the difficulty that most non-profits face trying to obtain funding, married couple Courtney and Bill set out to start a business based on sustainable giving. By directly tying charitable donations to the sale of an everyday product, Hand in Hand is able to give soap and clean water to those in need and save lives without depending on a single donation. For every product purchased, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and provides a month of clean water to children in need.
Sol Organics is an innovative company disrupting the luxury sheet market with fair trade, GOTS certified, organic luxury sheets and bedding – at half the price of standard luxury sheets and a mission to help the planet. Sol Organics is cutting out the middle man and going direct to the consumer all while keeping a 100% sustainable product. Sol Organics is able to offer sheets that traditional brands charge $300+ – for $99. Consumers don’t just get a fantastic product, but one that is 100% organic, fair trade, while making the lowest possible impact on the planet. Coupled with a built in donation at checkout, every sheet you buy Sol Organic donates money to one of their partnership organizations that you choose – at no cost to you. Perfect for your socially conscious home and bedroom.
Hammocks are an awesome mobile and lightweight way to get comfortable anywhere in your home. Summer time outdoor hammocks are pretty sweet, but during the holidays you can also use it indoors in a living room, bedroom or basement. Check out Yellow Leaf Hammocks. They are breaking the cycle of extreme poverty through sustainable job creation. They use amazing and talented artisan weavers who were historically trapped in extreme poverty. Now they are empowered to earn a stable, healthy income through dignified work. This is the basis for a brighter future and community, built on a hand up, not a handout.
Nebia is a shower system built for the highest standards of design, experience and water efficiency. Nebia is meticulously crafted to embody the highest standards of experience, design, engineering and water and energy use. With water savings up to 70% of showers using old technology, Nebia was designed to make a meaningful impact for your socially conscious home.
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