I worry about climate change and I worry about the carbon footprint that I am leaving on this earth. I want a world that will endure for my children and generations to come. I walk when I can rather than drive, wash with cold water, use an energy efficient laptop instead of a desktop computer, drink tap water and fill a re-usable bottle, use energy efficient light bulbs, have an organic garden, close curtains and limit use of air conditioning, use energy efficient appliances and plant trees! These are just some of the things that I do for the well being of the planet. Do you have any tips?

Posted by mom93821, 24th November 2015

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  • yeah i try to minimmise my impact. christmas time sees many bags of wrapping paper go so next year, i am buying brown paper and making that pretty instead of spending money for the bin. maybe not really wrapping things but put on a homemade bow instead. such a wasteful period!


  • Every little bit of recycling helps.


  • I was inspired by a story I saw last week on TV about a young girl who has gone ‘plastic fee’. So I am currently thinking of ways to do the same. As she stated, it was not an easy journey to get there and it required a lot of planning and thought. But I am determined to do it. Firstly I am going to buy a Soda Stream. It is crazy that for two people in a household our bottle/recycle bin is full before the end of the 2 weeks. A Soda stream would stop this. Also I need to get better at taking my own bags (Calico bags etc) when I do my shopping rather than racking up plastic bags each shop. In terms of veggies (which people like to put into plastic bags) _ I thought I would invest in a wooden crate or get my hubby to make me one – with handles :) & take this with me when I shop & put my fruit/veg in there when I shop. Just a couple things I have thought of to do. Also when people ask me what my daughter would like for Xmas/Bday etc – I say NO plastic toys – only wooden. We will see how this goes this christmas. Would love to hear other thoughts on ways to reduce plastic comsumption.


  • Just watching the climate change rallies on the news. Great to see so many people involved.


  • Very good. I recycle a lot. I keep aside empty batteries and bulbs to bring to the local library where they recycle them.
    I use Bokashi. Do you know it? It’s a great way to compost in your kitchen. No smell, no fuss, you can compost even meat scraps. Here the link if you want to learn more about it
    I try to use natural products like vinegar, baking soda, lemon… to clean the house.

    • Bokashi – its good to read about that – we have 2 worm farms, but you are slightly limited by what goes into them. They have improved the garden tremendously though. I even take scraps from other peoples houses when visiting – don’t like seeing veggie scraps going to landfill.

      • The same here. It’s so easy to compost. I then plant the bokashi in the garden and the quality of the soil has really improved a lot!
        The same company makes even a product to compost dog waste! Here the link
        Cool, isn’t it? :-)

      • Thanks for the info and your links – good work!


  • It sounds like you are doing a fantastic job!!!

    • Thanks – I could do a better job and will happily take on extra tips from this clever community! :)


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