Nov/Dec 2010

Save the environment

Live green: Act now! Spread the word at work, home, school and help save our living planet!!!

Greening tips

  • Keep your kettle energy friendly
    When using a kettle, only boil as much water as you need. It will save electricity and the water will boil faster.
  • Switch off
    Turn off lights when you don’t need them – it saves energy … and reduces your electricity bill!
  • Use energy saving bulbs
    Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs – they can save up to 80% on your next electricity bill and last up to eight times longer.
  • Recycle
    Recycle everything you can’t reduce or reuse.
  • Save paper
    People worldwide use 1 million tonnes of paper every day. This puts huge pressure on the environment.
  • Enjoy the sun
    Turn your home into a clean power station by fitting solar panels on the roof of your house.
  • Turn it off
    Do not let the water run while shaving, brushing teeth or washing vegetables. Reuse water from washing vegetables to water house plants.
  • Fix dripping taps
    A tap dripping 45 times per minute wastes around 1 000 litres of water a month, the equivalent of 10 baths per year. Fix leaking taps and make sure they are fully turned off.
  • Hang it out to dry
    Electric clothes dryers are energy intensive, so if possible, dry your clothes on a clothes line outside in the sun. If this is not an option, drying through spinning is 20 times less energy intensive than with heat.


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