How the Stars Go Green at Home

HGTV celebs reveal their eco-friendly habits and the products they use in their own homes.

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March 10, 2023

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There are plenty of reasons to go green, but it can be tough to know where to start. Before you embark on major eco-friendly updates, consider these easy ideas from the HGTV stars to make your home a little greener.

Switching from little plastic baggies to reusable silicone bags for lunches and snacks has been a game-changer. They’re easy to clean — most can just go in the dishwasher.

Lyndsay Lamb, Unsellable Houses

We live on a farm and compost everything we can. Family and neighbors bring over their food scraps to compost, too.

Jonathan Knight, Rock the Block

I don’t keep any single-use plastic water bottles in my house — refillable bottles only. They’re also more convenient and cost-effective when I’m traveling, because I can fill one up after I get through airport security instead of buying water.

Taniya Nayak, Battle on the Beach

We installed motion-sensor light switches so all the lights in our house automatically go out if no one is around. The switches are pretty easy to swap in!

Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, 100 Day Dream Home

Simple programmable thermostats are a must in my house. We have different rooms on different zones so we’re not heating empty spaces.

Kristina Crestin, Rock the Block

We try to decorate with more secondhand furniture than new stuff.

Evan Thomas and Keith Bynum, Bargain Block

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My sons and I have started growing vegetables with hydroponic planters on our patio. So far we’ve harvested tomatoes, kale and green beans. I love how it’s taught them the importance of sustainable food resources and water conservation.

Breegan Jane, HGTV Dream Home 2023

All of my soaps, detergents and other household cleaners are biodegradable and never tested on animals. Target’s Everspring line gets the job done.

Page Turner, Rock the Block

We do laundry with cold water to save energy. It cleans just as well and is better for the clothes!

Mina Starsiak Hawk, Good Bones

I’ve recently started buying reusable Swedish dishcloths in place of paper towels. They’re so handy!”

Tamara Day, Bargain Mansions

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