20 Sep 2012
Do you want to look after the environment and our wonderful Yarra Valley area? Would you like save money too? Well you can do both simply by adopting sustainable lifestyle habits.
We can all make a few changes in our life that may seem small, but all help to make a big difference in the long run.
- Repair, re-use and recycle – one way to be more sustainable is to cut down on the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. We can all help reduce waste by recycling more, repairing and reusing items and by thinking about whether or not we really need to buy the things that we do.
- Choosing natural cleaning products – if you use commerical cleaners in your home then it might be time to switch them for a natural alternative that will be healthier for you and your family and for our waterways too! Simple ingredients such as baking soda, lemon and vinegar can all help make for great household cleaners – especially for bathroom and kitchen drains.
- Choose renewable energy – Renewable energy sources can help reduce the planets reliance of coal. Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular, but its worth checking out www.greenpower.gov.au to find out more about choosing renewable energy sources.
The above are just a few things you can do at home right now to help the environment and your wallet. A few more things you could consider include grey water recycling for your yard, a water tank, extra insulation, energy efficient products, walking more, cycling, carpooling or using public transport where possible … the list goes on.