5 Eco-friendly Projects You Can Do At Home

The planet is our home and hence we need all hands on deck to maintain it. One of those ways is to carry out projects in our homes that are considered green and eco-friendly. To do that, we would also need instruments like the band saw. If you don’t have this piece of equipment yet, there’s hundreds of band saw reviews online that you can read.

Now, if you’re ready to create your woodworking projects, here are 5 eco-friendly project ideas you should consider.

1. Kitchen Facelift – Adding a Jar Herb Garden

Are you worried that your kitchen cabinet is old and needs improvement? You need not worry since cabinetry works are mostly DIY and can be done in your backyard or any open space.

For this, you would need a tool like a band saw. This can help you cut wood and shape it right. There are a lot of brands in the market, but going through the internet can help you make the best choice suitable for you.

An eco-friendly way of adding a new and eco-friendly look to the kitchen is by using leftover wood to create a little herb garden close to the kitchen window. This would not only improve aesthetics but also add fragrance depending on the herb you plant.


2. Buy Used Furniture

Good furniture shops offer customers well and fair deals on used furniture. Purchasing used furniture helps in reducing the waste that accompanies making new ones. You can again implore the use of different woodworking tools to modify or carry out finishing touches in your furniture.

3. The Installation of Solar Panels

As more people become environmentally conscious, the idea of solar energy is embraced day by day. One of its many benefits is saving energy that goes into producing electricity.


With the development n technology, Installing solar panels are largely safe.  The benefits are pretty obvious. For one, you’re contributing to the environment by using off the grid power generated by the sun.

4. Installation of Toilets that Have a Low Flow

It is no longer news that flow toilets use 25 to 50 percent more water than conventional toilets per flush. By using low-flow toilets in one year, the average family of four can save up to 22,000 gallons of water, which translates to nearly $100 in savings on your annual water bill. This helps in the conservation of water even leading to lower bills.

5. Add Larger Windows and Doors

This is mostly done with wood due to its house’s cooling effect. Apart from that, it encourages the entrance of natural light, meaning you can save more on electricity while receiving fresh air.


If you like to get your hands dirty and put in the work to make your home more eco-friendly, then you should definitely check out these eco-friendly project ideas. Asides from band saws, there are other home construction equipment and tools that can help you get the job done easier. Whether you’re handling mechanical or electric equipment, remember to always prioritize your safety.

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at salman@ecomena.org or salman@bioenergyconsult.com

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