Save Our Planet, be Envirowise!

Would you really do anything for your children? If you care and want to do one thing for your children, and your children’s children please read on.
We’ve all noticed the temperatures getting a warmer, SUVs getting bigger and hurricanes and earthquakes ravaging the Earth. But do you realise we all contribute to this phenomena? It’s our job; it’s an Individual moral issue facing every member of the community, to look after our environment and make the world a better place to live in. Below are some everyday suggestions easily carried out by each and every one of us. It doesn’t take a lot to reduce your carbon footprint, every little helps, so lets all get together and give it a go.

Reduce your carbon footprint In your home;

1. Recycle everything: newspapers, bottles and cans, aluminium foil, etc.
2. Don’t use electrical appliances when you can easily do by hand, such as opening cans.
3. Use cold water in the washer whenever possible, this will also reduce costs.
4. Re-use brown paper bags to line your rubbish bin instead of plastic bags. Re-use bread bags and produce bags, take your card to a cardboard recycling plant.
5. Store food in re-usable containers.
6. Save wire hangers and return them to the dry cleaners.
7. Donate used items to a charitable organization or thrift shop.
8. Don’t leave water running needlessly.
9. Turn your heat down, and wear a sweater.
10. Turn off the lights, TV, or other electrical appliances when you are out of a room.
11. Flush the toilet less often.
12. Turn down the heat and turn off the water heater before you leave for your holidays.

In the garden

14. Start a compost pile.
15. Put up birdfeeders, birdhouses, and birdbaths.
16. Pull weeds instead of using herbicides.
17. Use only organic fertilizers.
18. Compost your leaves and yard debris, or take them to a yard debris recycler.
19. Take extra plastic and rubber pots back to the nursery. Take your card to a cardboard recycling plant.
20. Plant short, dense shrubs close to your home’s foundation to help insulate your home against cold.
21. Use mulch to conserve water in your garden.

In car

22. Keeping your car tuned up and your oil changed will also reduce costs.
23. Share your car into work, if possible.
24. Use public transit whenever possible.
25. On weekends, ride your bike or walk instead.
26. Buy a car that is more fuel-efficient and produces lower emissions.
27. Recycle your engine oil.
28. Keep your tires properly inflated.
29. Keep your wheels properly aligned.
30. Save trash and dispose of it at a rest stop.

Office life

31. Recycle cardboard, office and computer paper, recycle cardboard, etc.
32. Use scrap paper for informal notes to yourself and others.
33. Print or copy on both sides of the paper.
34. Use smaller paper for smaller memos.
35. Re-use manila envelopes and file folders.
36. Use dishes, glassware and coffee cups instead of disposable dishes and cups.

At the shops

37. Avoid buying food or products packaged in plastic or Styrofoam containers since they cannot be recycled.
38. Think twice about buying “disposable” products. (They end up in landfills.)
39. Buy paper products instead of plastic if you must buy “disposables.”
40. Buy energy-efficient appliances.
41. Buy locally grown food and locally made products when possible.
42. Don’t buy products made from endangered animals.

In your day to day life:

43. Join a conservation organization, the environmental agency will give free advice.
44. Volunteer your time to conservation projects.
45. Give money to conservation projects.
46. Switch to a vegetarian diet. (Raising animals for food consumes vast quantities of natural resources, including water, land, and oil; destroys habitats; and generates a tremendous amount of water and air pollution.)
47. Encourage your family, friends, and neighbours’ to save resources too.
48. Teach children to respect nature and the environment. Take them on hikes or camping. Help them plant a tree or build a birdhouse.

If you are a business.
No matter how big or small, try Envirowise, offer UK businesses, independent, confidential environmental advice and support on practical ways to go green business, increase profits, reduce costs, so why not attend one of these environmental events and help the world for generations to come.

Each year, Envirowise is involved in a number of events, workshops and exhibitions around the UK. Why not Attend an Envirowise event and get free expert advice on all the new environmental legislation, get all the latest environmental publications, see environmental case studies and get to discuss all the important issues affecting your company

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