With Earth Day approaching this Sunday 22nd April 2012, we thought we’d write a short blog, hoping to inspire everyone to make eco-friendly choices! Together we can make just one small change that can have a great impact on our environment, ensuring a Healthy Society.
We’ve handpicked some of our favourites:
Turn it OFF – Turn off any Lights, technology, TV’s and other equipment when they aren’t in use.
Water – Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth, don’t rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, wash clothes at a lower temperature and hang dry rather than using a tumble dryer. Take a shorter shower. Re-think bottled water (try the PiMag® Sport Bottle for instance!)
Give to charity – Donate unwanted clothes, household items and furniture rather than throwing them out.
Recycle – Recycle any glass, paper, newspapers, old mobile phones and materials. Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by up to 20% and related water pollution by up to 50%. (http://www.50waystohelp.com/)
Online & Digital – Technology provides us with more opportunities to carry out tasks online. For example paying bills, finding out telephone numbers and information that we used to normally receive on paper can now be viewed online, in the paper-less format!
Bags – Re-use bags and take a ‘bag for life’ shopping so you don’t have to use lots of carrier bags.
Travel – Can you carpool? Can you take the bus? Can you walk or bicycle to where you need to be?
Get Creative! – Wrap presents using items and materials around the house that you don’t use. Newspaper, materials and cloths will make a gift extra unique.
We liked this hand drawn image on Pinterest. On our Pinterest profile you’ll find more Earth Day images and other ‘Healthy Society’ pins!
Let us know on Facebook what you’re doing differently to help the environment and what you’ll be doing on Earth Day this Sunday.
Nikken Digital Team 🙂