Archive for January, 2010...
1 January, 2010
10 Top Tips To Green Up Your Life
- Use re-useable mugs and bottles for your takeaway coffee and water. It will save on waste and will save you a heap of money. Almost everywhere you go now has free filtered water and a lot of coffee shops offer a discount if you supply your own mug.
- Bring your own bags when shopping. Those plastic bags aren’t helping anyone, and sustainable bags look a lot better.
- Save some trees and use recycled paper wherever possible. From the office to your bathroom, there are many choices of recycled products available.
- Use eco-friendly cleaning products. Not only are you saving the environment you are protecting your health. Many ingredients in cleaning products are toxic chemicals, which we absorb on a daily basis.
- Eat organic food. Makes sense. Pesticides and chemicals just aren’t good for you. Organic food production encourages sustainable farming by looking after our soil, so that future generations can have a healthy planet and nutrient rich food.
- Use organic bathroom products. We absorb 60-70% of what we put onto our skin. Nurture you skin with pure nutrients, not just chemicals. There are loads of organic products out there.
- Turn off! Lights and appliances (even when they are on standby), waste huge amounts of energy. Turn everything off at the power point, you’ll be amazed at how much you will save on your power bill.
- Buy sustainable clothing. From organic cotton to bamboo ,their are loads of options and they help the environment.
- Purchase offsets. It’s a good way to understand and account for your own personal footprint.
- REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE,COMPOST and GROW YOUR OWN FOOD. Compost scraps, use compost on your garden, grow your own food.We believe that if people start growing there own organic food, that they will gain a love for great tasting, fresh fruit and vegies and in turn a deeper understanding and respect for our planet. It’s a brilliant way to introduce vegies into kid’s diets and help them understand about foods growth cycle and origin.