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Long enough I haven’t posted and I think this is a good opportunity for me to express my feelings about the way we’ve been treating our planet and our everyday environment starting from home….

This 2010 Earth Day there are still infinite issues that need to be abolished, we’ve been talking about this situation for nearly 20 years and it’s about time we start doing something seriously to change that, it’s our responsibility, only reflection isn’t enough, Earth Day is everyday, action is needed, cos nature is shouting out everyday louder, as you can see here

Theoretically is easy talking but in a daily basis our behavior is far from our speech, transforming information in action, preserving bio adversity is critical at this point.

See below a few changes we can start making little by little and that will lead us to a bigger change.

. Keep your pipes, faucets and hoses working in good condition, any liking or perforation might waste 3200 liters of clean water a day.

. A regular shower takes only 6 minutes and 140 liters of water :O, avoid peeing before showering, you will save 20 liters of water that would be used to flush. Another simple and practical idea is to use 2in1 shampoo and conditioner, you save time in the shower and still reduce by half the number of packaging, isn’t that a good deal?

. Perishable food will be less wasted if you buy only the quantity you will need, try making good use of vegetable peels for soups and fruit peels for teas or desserts. Organics are not a brand but a choice, and local farmers will appreciate your choice for their items. For more information, visit SlowFood

. Diapers take 250-500 years to decompose, you can choose (organic) cotton pre-folds diapers but if in case you dont have a washer machine at home or live in an apartment you can go for those eco-friendly ones here or the Australian corn fiber ones.

. Climb the stairs whenever possible instead of taking the moving stairway of elevators, you’re putting your energy saving to action.

. Take a ride or take a bus if you have a friend from work living close by or if you have a bus station nearby your work and home.

. Wash your clothes only if they are really dirty or estimate a number of times to wear them before taking them to the laundry, many people wear the clothes just once and put them to wash, specially jeans.

. Buy reusable water bottles.

. Try using the heat and air conditioning only when is extremely necessary and don’t let them on once you leave the room for long time.

. Recycle dish washer and laundry machine water, you can use them to flush the toilet or wash your car, the driveway, and mop the floor if needed.

. Always Have a spare bucket for clean water so when it rains you can capture up to 10 gallons of water.

. Try not to use paper towel, use a rag or a cloth to wipe out or clean the dirty and mess in the house but if you do, try reusing them over a few times, there is a type you can wash like rags and reuse it.

I know there are lot more to do and you can help me leaving your suggestion here but those are the ones I remember now and they are adjustable to our way of life and do not cost a thing. Happy Earth Day Everyday 😉

EarthDay.org

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