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  • Writer's pictureHolly Mohr

Mountain Life. Happy Life. Green Tips For Custom Home Living.

There are several compelling reasons to go green and adopt an environmentally friendly approach when spending your summer in the mountains of Upper Kittitas County. Here are several green tips to help maintain your custom built mountain home by NW Roots Construction for many years to come:

  1. Conserve water: Summer often means increased water usage. Be mindful of your water consumption by taking shorter showers, watering plants in the early morning or late evening to reduce evaporation, and fixing any leaks in your home.

  2. Use natural ventilation: Instead of relying on air conditioning, take advantage of natural ventilation. Open windows during cooler parts of the day and use fans to circulate air. You can also utilize window coverings to block out direct sunlight and reduce heat inside your home.

  3. Practice eco-friendly transportation: Walk or bike the Coal Mine Trail from Ronald to Cle Elum. Open year around! Great for cross-country skiing, biking and hiking. Very dog friendly!

  4. Save energy outdoors: If you enjoy outdoor activities during the summer, be mindful of your energy use. Opt for solar-powered outdoor lighting, use rechargeable batteries for your electronics, and unplug chargers and appliances when not in use.

  5. Enjoy nature responsibly: When spending time outdoors, respect nature and leave no trace. Clean up after yourself, follow designated trails, and avoid disturbing wildlife. Consider participating in local conservation efforts or volunteering for environmental organizations.

  6. Climate Change Mitigation: Mountains are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including glacier melt, reduced snowfall, and altered ecosystems. By adopting sustainable practices, you play a role in mitigating climate change and minimizing its impact on these fragile environments.

  7. Enjoying the Scenic Beauty: Finally, going green in the mountains allows you to fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature. By being environmentally conscious, you help ensure that future generations can also enjoy and appreciate these awe-inspiring landscapes, and your home!

Remember, even small actions can make a significant difference when it comes to living in a sustainable and eco-friendly custom built home by NW Roots Construction. Enjoy your summer!

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