Green and Eco are 'new words' thrown around very easily today.
We all need to think of the environment and play our part at home and when we travel.
|An 'off the grid' home with wind, solar and rain water tanks.|
How green are you at home? -
-Are you off the grid or on the grid (dependant on Eskom)?
People are appliance hungry, using a microwave,
dishwasher, fridge and electric kettle, etc, We cannot build
power stations fast enough to keep up with demand.
-Do you use a solar hot water heater or use an electric geyser?
(Your electric geyser is around 40% of your electricity bill)
-Do you have a gas stove or cook with an electric stove?
-Are all your light bulbs in the house, energy saving bulbs?
-Do you have rain water harvesting tanks, to be less dependant on
the chemical processed municipal water.
-Do you make sure you have no alien invasive plants on your property
and only plant indigenous.(Indigenous plants use and need less water.)
-Do you have solar panels for electricity?
When you travel: - Green tips on the road are the same for at home.
-Leave only footprints behind. Walking is the best way to discover a place.
-Rent a bicycle
-Use less plastic and buy local
-Use the same water bottle, and just refill it with tap or boiled water.
-Save water. Shower instead of bath
-Do a beach 'clean-up'
(Smokers your cigarette butts belong in the bin)
-Eat less meat and seafood