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We all want to help make this world a better place, and often this quest starts at home.
You can take the green philosophy into your workplace, whether you are the CEO or the janitor. Everyone can make a difference, and every little bit helps.
Give some thought about what you use, what you throw away and how your daily life impacts the environment.
For example, ensure products such as light bulbs, household batteries, cooking oil etc is properly disposed of. See the Green Directory's Waste Collection section or contact your local town council for advice.
Opt for plants that are indigenous and suitable for our country’s arid conditions, and if you plant trees, rather consider planting a fruit tree which gives shade while providing you with healthy produce.
Reduce your electricity costs by greening your house with alternative energy. Make use of LED lights, solar power and be sure to install insulation for temperature control.
Separate recyclables from your general waste.
Start composting organic waste for use in your gardens.
Use less single use items by investing in more durable, reusable alternatives, such as reusable shopping bags, refillable water bottles, your own coffee mug and by keeping a set of reusable cutlery with you to use instead of plastic cutlery.
Buy fruit and vegetables in season, preferably from your local supplier.
Opt for refillable, enviro-friendly cleaning products and materials, or make your own!
Reduce your water consumption by installing water-saving taps and showers, and supporting water-saving initiatives.
Decline acceptance of unnecessary items.
Declutter your house. Less is more!
Give a second purpose to items such as glass bottles and jars, cans and other household items.
Challenge your family to find new uses for day-to-day items before disposing of them.
For some great upcycling ideas, have a look at the fun projects in the Green Ideas section.
Don’t become part of the “throw away” society. Repair before replacing!
If you have no further use for a product any more, re-gift or donate it to a person or charity that could make good use of it.
Place your recyclables in the clear bags provided or find your closest collector via the Green Directory.