“It’s our turn to lead” – the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens around the globe to unite and show support for the protection of our beautiful and green environment.
South Africans have been challenged by the Institute of Waste Management to reduce consumption at home. The president, Dr Suzan Oelofse sets out five easy steps at ways in reducing one’s needs and to live more frugally. Donating surplus clothing to managing food menus and careful catering are some of the ways in which we could streamline our needs. The link to the article is here and the ideas are practical and achievable.
I’ve added to the list and would love to hear of further suggestions ….
My faithful duo to cut down on electricity –
Ditch the plastic water bottles, instead use glass and invest in a filter system to purify tap water.
Grow window box herbs and greens, lettuce –
Get creative by using leftover pieces of material / yarn – join a handicraft group and get knitting / sewing. With winter coming the knitting needles will soon be out again ….