5 simple Tips to make your daily life more eco-friendly

16 09 2012

Since I launched this blog, many people from around the world ask me what they can do in their everyday life to help to reduce their impact on the environment. So I decided to post a short list of 5 simple tips that we can do to be more eco-friendly. These are just some simple things that we can do in our daily lives that don’t require  much effort, but there are thousands of other things we can do to help the environment. You probably  know all that, but it’s always good to have a reminder…

1. When brushing your teeth don’t let the water run unnecessarily. Try to do the same when you’re in the shower turn off the tap when soaping up or shampooing your hair. There is a massive amount of energy required to process and pump tap water. You’ll also be reducing your water bill!

2. Get your bike and ride to go to work. Take the opportunity to exercise and stay fit! If you have to drive, what about carpooling? Besides saving fuel, it can also be more social and less boring than driving alone. Public transport can be also an affordable alternative. You can save money on fuel and car parking.

3. Avoid using plastic bags when you go shopping. Take your bag with you. Eco bag

You can also use green bags with designs that are very trendy and fashionable.

4. When disposing of furniture, clothes, shoes why not donate to charity or recycling? Check out for donation spots near your house and make someone happy.

5. Reduce, reuse, recycle all you can, PET bottles, glass, cans, paper, cardboard, batteries, aluminium, coffee capsules, used oil … all these objects can be transformed and reused. Use your creativity!

These simple gestures are easy to integrate into our daily lives and will surely make a big difference to the environment.





Great ad for an important cause!

4 08 2012

I support this cause!

Surf Rider Foundation is taking action to help ban plastic bags in California, USA. They wanted to be the first state to ban plastic checkout bags at supermarkets, retail pharmacies and convenience stores starting in 2014. But Hawaii was quicker and became officially the first American state to ban plastic bags statewide!

I am so accostumated not using plastic bags in the supermarket anymore, that I find hard to believe in America they are still using it. In many countries such as Switzerland or Ireland plastic bags have been banned from supermarkets ages ago.

Anyway it is a very good thing to be done and it is never too late to take environmentally friendly actions. So I support it 100% !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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