Saturday, February 26, 2011

Urgent need to Reserve Water

It is very important to conserve water as much as possible.  This is especially true of South Africa right now.  There are many ways to do this.  When washing dishes, do we just endlessly run water for when we want to wash a few pots.

One useful way that I found, is to use some kettle water in one of the pots with the right amount of dish washing liquid.  Then you can use the same water for every other pot that you are going to wash.  Another way when washing dishes is to only run enough water to wash your dishes and not to overfill your sink.

When you bath or shower, you can also take care not to run too much water.  You can even make arrangements to bath in the same water.  My wife and I as well as our daughter bath in the same water. Maybe this can be done by you as well. Please take the necessary care to conserve water whenever the opportunity arise to do so.

There are even special toilet kits designed to be environmentally friendly and that uses 50% less water.  For more information GO HERE


Friday, February 18, 2011

The real threats that plastic pose to our environment

My wife attended a meeting sometime ago, where Peter Starstedt was present.  The whole point of the meeting was to make people aware of the dangers that plastic rings, that come of various bottles, pose to the animal kingdom.  Not just that, but also the plastic wraps that gets used on bigger boxes.  When these does not get cut off correctly, it poses serious threats to the environment. There are people who go out in the early hours of the morning to have this very same plastic remove from seals. The plastic wraps around the necks of these seals and end of suffocating them. 

How can we help prevent these disasters?  Well, by taking reasonable care in ensuring that we cut plastic wraps properly. Also by cutting through the plastic ring of any bottles.  The extra care we take will go a long way to ensure that no harm is done. So before you throw any plastic rings or wraps away, please ensure that it will not cause any harm to our precious animals.

For other useful tips on how to save the environment - GO HERE

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our Contribution to a greener world at Home

My wife and I are keen in making this world a better place to live in.  It all starts at home though.  Like Mohandis Gandhi once said.  The world would be a better place and that there would be peace if everyone lived according to the golden rule"You must treat others the way you would like to be treated".  Wise words isn't it?

Now I have a saying back home that"Two heads are better than one".  Yes as partners, we need to put on our thinking caps and work out a way that will be beneficial to all.

You can contribute to a cleaner environment by making sure that you separate your refuse into separate bags as mentioned in a another article.  Another way is to make use of a dirt catcher in your kitchen sink.  It will prevent unpleasant smells back home and contribute to a cleaner water system.

There is a lot that can be done to make our planet a healthier and happier place to be in.  Future articles will address some pertinent issues that we deal with on a daily basis.