Go ahead—open your window and let the breeze in.
Doing so not only connects you to nature, it also reduces indoor air pollution and energy consumption.
Common indoor air pollutants are, unfortunately, all around us: including radon gas, leached chemicals from furnishing materials, and fumes from paints, solvents, and chemical cleaning products.
Believe it or not, but indoor air pollution can be almost as bad or worse than the air outside. Poor indoor air quality can cause allergies or even worse, illness.
This comes at no surprise, but fresh air also smells good, and as it moves throughout your home it can lift odors, dust, and allergens naturally. Sometimes its laced with the smell of flowers, the forest, or the sea, depending on your closest natural environment.
Most importantly for the planet, it reduces energy consumption, reducing your need for air conditioning on breezy days in the summer, as well as the use of cleaning tools such vacuums or air purifiers.
What's good for you is almost always also good for the planet.
Photo by Vianca Soleil.