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Reducing Our Footprint What Can I Do In My Home

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September 9, 2009


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12 simple tips for these can be found at the recently launched Canberra site for Reducing Our Footprint What Can I Do In My Home? http://www.envcomm.act.gov.au

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May 22, 2010


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Some tips from me:

only put the amount of water in the jug to boil that you are going to use – this saves electricity and time and money for you.  It also saves water as many people still empty the jug before refilling it!

don't drink bottled water – it is less healthy than our tap water, and the amount of resources that are required to make a bottle of water is astounding ("story of stuff" online is a good place to look).  Then there is the land fill problem created by the empties.  Again, by having your own reusable bottle, you are saving yourself time and money.

use reusable cleaning products in your home – there are great microfibre technologies available that work better than chemicals and last for a long time.  Again, you save time and money. No landfill, low embedded energy, less water (no rinsing chemicals or bicarb off), healthier for you adn your family.

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August 17, 2010


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Here is a link to the Story of Stuff  Smile

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Heres a link to enviro friendly paint http://coloursbynature.com.au/Cool

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February 13, 2013


cindy

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51% of our footprint comes from meat and dairy. The footprint of these foods is so big because of the amount of land needed to raise cattle. And so try to transition to more starchy and/or vegetable based meals.

Goods is the next biggest, so buy less or buy preloved.

80% of electricity use comes from heating and cooling, so rug up in winter and use fans in summer.

Simple tips but really these things make the biggest difference, so skip all the little things and concentrate on these.

Wink

 

 

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