Aim for a Green 2018


There’s a lot of talk of going green, completely organic, vegan or being more earth conscious. A lot of it feels very general and often goes right over our heads because it seems irrelevant or a bit like a chore. When issues relating to global warming and climate change enter the scene, it is easy to feel quite overwhelmed. You might ask yourself how you can possibly make a difference to such a big issue. The answer is in collective change; change in community standards through small daily habit adjustments.

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Living more intentionally shouldn’t be a guilt trip. Perhaps we shouldn’t even be striving for perfection. By making tiny changes here and there we could end up with a cumulative effect. Think about how many plastic toothbrushes you’ll leave behind decade after decade. It could be a lot, a few or maybe even none! By educating ourselves, we’re empowering ourselves to put a little more thought into our habits and change our lifestyles over time, to create awareness and challenge others. You might even find that you save a whole lot of extra money when you have more earth-friendly habits in place too! The three R’s are a great place to start. They stand for: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce

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Recycle & Reuse

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Save water & electricity

Most of us are quite careful with electricity and water considering the Eskom and drought issues we’ve been facing over the last few years. However, when things are going well, it can be all to easy to forget that natural resources are not infinite. They’re also costly. Here are some ways to save that might also have a positive effect on your bank balance!

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Relax with the greens

The more time we spend in nature, the healthier we are and the better we feel. Connecting with the natural world also helps us to maintain a respect for the earth, natural resources and the different eco-systems that keep things running as they should. Here are a few ideas to help you to connect with Mother Earth in a meaningful way:

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Be intentional

Instead of feeling overwhelmed and waiting to hear about the latest news from the experts, you can take charge about how you choose to live in relation to the earth, nature and community. Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make small changes in ways that work for you. Do what you can with what you have; observe, experiment and find your own answers. Below are our last few ideas about how you can make small changes that could add up to a bigger long term communal impact.

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Start changing your world!

If you have other great ideas that you’d like to share with us, or if you’ve started any of the small changes listed above, we’d love to hear more! Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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