It’s World Environment Day on Sunday, 5 June and we’ve compiled a list of the easiest ways to green your day and save!
Pump it up
While filling your car up with petrol, get your tyres pumped. Properly inflated car tyres could improve a car’s fuel efficiency by 3.3% which will help save the planet and your cash! Check your car manual for the recommended tyre inflation requirements.
Yes, you can even green your caffeine addiction and save by skipping the morning drive-through and investing in a thermal travel mug. Make your own coffee at home and you’ll save time, money, petrol and won’t be contributing waste to our country’s landfills.
Indoor plants made employees feel more attentive, according to a study by Washington State University. The Agricultural University in Oslo found that when plants were introduced in offices, employees experienced reductions in fatigue, sore/dry throat, coughing and dry skin. So a pot plant might just save you popping those headache pills at work!
Good, old fashioned planning
Cycling and walking to appointments is the healthy green ideal but if that’s not a realistic option in your line of work, plan your tips to ensure you take the shortest routes and won’t need to make unnecessary trips later in the week. For example: Drop off recycling on route the shops where you’ll whip out a shopping list and ensure you stock up for the week instead of just for the day. It’s good old fashioned sense that will save you time, money and the frustration of feeling like you’re doing things twice.
Hug a geyser
None enjoys a cold shower in winter so wrap your geyser with Isotherm. According to Eskom, geysers use 39% of all household electricity. Insulating a geyser can help save electricity by reducing the speed the geyser cools down. ISOTHERM Thermal Insulation is made from recycled plastic (PET) bottles and is non-allergenic, non-irritant and resilient (which is ideal if your geyser is situated in a bedroom cupboard). Contact us to find out more.
Flick a switch
Before you hit the hay, switch off all household electrical appliances at the plug point. Appliances draw electrical current even when you aren’t using them. It might not seem like a big deal but when you add up all the electrical appliances on standby throughout the night and day, they’re electricity guzzlers! Cut them off!