My last post resulted in lots of discussions – online and offline. I mentioned the mind-blowing possibility of relocating us humans to a new planet – once we messed up the old Earth. And that we need to take care of our old Earth for now!
One thought came up over and over again! It seems that respecting our resources is out of fashion and almost forgotten.
That’s why I think it’s time for some easy to follow reminders on how to do the famous 3!
Reduce- Reuse – Recycle
1. FEEL THE POWER OF THE SHOWER!
Each time you take a 5-minute shower instead of a bath you save around 38 liters of water.
2. SWITCH IT OFF!
Whenever you are brushing your teeth, shaving or washing dishes, remember to switch the tap off when you are not actually using the water.
3. TAKE A TIP ABOUT DRIPS!
Dripping taps waste hundreds of hundreds of liters of water, so please turn yours off tightly. If the drip persists, get it fixed.
4. WAIT BEFORE YOU WASH!
Don’t use the washing machine or dishwasher until you have enough to load to its capacity.
5. FILL THE CUP, NOT THE KETTLE!
If you’re only making one or two, hot drinks, only boil the amount of water in the kettle.
6. GO NATIVE!
It’s best to choose native plants as they are well adapted and do better in their climate.
7. GOING OUT? TURN IT OFF!
Get into the simple habit of switching lights off whenever you leave a room. Remember to do it at work too.
8. TURN OFF YOUR WATER HEATER!
Most heaters only take 20 minutes to heat enough water for a shower, so get into the simple habit of switching it off when you do not need it.
9. DON’T STAND BY, SWITCH OFF AND UNPLUG!
If you leave your TV or computer on standby overnight, it uses almost as much electricity as it does when it’s switch on. Remember to turn it off and unplug.
10. AND DON’T FORGET THE CHILDREN!
Getting children involved is absolutely vital. Please help to promote water conservation among the young ones – talk to them and get them involved. Talk to their school as well and suggest initiatives.
And now over to you! I know this is only a selection of reminders and there are many more. Please share your favorite tip with us!!!