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Eco-Friendly Tips to Insulate Your Home


Companies like Celbar offer insulation made from recycled paper. Like denim, this does double duty: providing eco-friendly insulation while reducing landfill waste. Celbar even has spray insulation, a great alternative to conventional spray foam for insulating crawl spaces and attics.

Insulating from the Outside In

Greensulate has a unique take on eco-insulation. Rather than focusing on what’s inside your walls, they have options for creating green walls on your home. Talk about multiple benefits! Green walls help save energy, of course, but the greenery itself improves air quality and helps fight climate change.


While too much soy might not be the dietary ideal, it’s a great alternative to conventional, toxic spray insulation. Perfect for attics and crawl spaces, soy-based foam helps improve air quality. If you want to find soy insulation for your home, you might check out companies like BioBased.

Did I miss any alternative insulation options here? Let me know in the comments!

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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10:49PM PST on Nov 11, 2014

Your articles are very well written and unique. energy saving companies

2:20PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Good post. also liked the comment mentioning using rolls of wool insulation. If it's humanely harvested that'd be an amazing insulation alternative!

4:05PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

We have the denim in my house!

4:43PM PST on Jan 14, 2011

Nice article! I am going to look up some of these options in more detail!

8:21AM PDT on Nov 6, 2010

These ideas get me thinking.

10:15AM PDT on Oct 29, 2010

Thanks to this article, we began to open our options. Now we are just waiting for them to become more common & cost-reduced.

6:47AM PDT on Oct 29, 2010

You straw and straw/clay infill. Both cheap and great.

5:19AM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

thank you.

4:23PM PDT on Aug 22, 2010

Great tips!

4:50AM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

Very interesting. Thanks to all the extra information from other posters.

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Worth further research.

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