There is a huge range of things you can do or install to reduce your anthropogenic impact on the earth. The World Wildlife Fund states that about 270,000 trees are either flushed or thrown out every day. To help reduce that amount... here’s what you can do;
•Switch out your paper towels and toilet paper for recycled tissues.
Available in almost all supermarkets, by buying products with high recycled content, you're reducing the demand of virgin fibers and non recycled content. You will be playing your part in helping save trees around the world without having to sacrifice the comfort of your toosh!
•Invest in a water saving toilets.
They’re mostly found in businesses but why not install one in your home. Stop flushing away your money all while reducing the amount of water being used. 30% of our water consumption comes from the use of our toilets. Grab control of the amount of water you use and get a toilet with flushing preferences. Pretty self-explanatory, choose big flush for your number two’s and small flush for your number one’s. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporations ran a study and found that duel setting toilets saved households water. Their report stated, “[...] dual-flush toilets were found to save an average of 26 per cent more water than the single-flush 6-litre toilets when used to replace non-efficient toilets”. So not only would you be reducing your water consumption but this would also result in a lower water bill.
Here’s a fun craft you and your kids could create that will also benefit our planet. Take their love for arts and crafts and their young bright minds and introduce them to the reality that they can play a part in helping our planet. Create a compost bin. Take no more than 30 minutes.
What you’ll need:
• Fairly large plastic storage bin
• Anything from leaves, fruits and veggies to tea bags and cardboard
• Tool to create holes in the bin
Follow these simple steps and you’ll have your brand new compost bin.
Step 1) Cut out holes on the lid of the bin to maximize air flow (Adults Only)
Step 2) Progressively fill the bin with all your materials that are considered compostable.
Step 3) As you patiently wait, decorate the bin with drawings and doodles.
This fun art project not only enriches your soil and reduces your need of chemical fertilizer but it also reduced methane emission in landfills and, yes you guessed it, reduces your ecological footprint.