As scientists warn about climate change with increasing urgency, eco-friendliness is on everyone’s mind. The average house can be extraordinarily wasteful with a massive impact on the local environment. While Energy Star appliances are a great start, there are other, even easier things we all can do to improve a home’s eco-friendliness.

This article from our guest blogger Lucy Crawford describes how supporting the local ecosystem is important in keeping plants, animals, and people healthier in your area.