What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is living in such a way that we do not destroy the planet.
Our lifestyles and there effects on the environment are not sustainable: that is:
we cannot keep going the way we are.
It is taking only enough to sustain ourselves and not over consuming.
It is making a choice to say “I do want to take part in creating a better future for our children and grandchildren “
Future generations will not be living the way we do, because of our over consumption.
Don’t be sucked into the marketing tricks of our generation,
Consume less, Tread lighter, reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The easiest way to live in a more sustainable way is to make better choices when you take any action. Such as:
Outside the home – Gardening – do not use chemicals that harm the earth & ourselves
Grow your own food
How easy is it to grow your own greens? It is very easy
The leaves of plants absorb Carbon dioxide and produce Oxygen, so growing your own food not only provides food for the family it also helps us all reduce GHG and we all can do our little bit to reduce Greenhouse gas and help save the planet.
Inside the home – Home renovating – use recycled, pre loved or low environmental impact products.
When purchasing or buying something new, ask yourself
“where did this come from, and how was it made”.
The only way we can encourage all manufacturers and big companies to do their bit is to make a decision to choose high star rating appliances and low environmental impact goods. Whenever we have a decision or choice to make, then consider the “Greenest” option always.
Anna Bligh ( EX Qld Premier) banned the sale of all airconditioners with less than 5 star rating.
Why? Because the strain on the Qld power grid is not sustainable. So she is forcing manufacturers to make better appliances with higher star ratings
Anna Bligh is an environmental warrior.
Rubbish & Recycling – What can be recycled?
Unwanted goods can be sold, rehomed, given to someone who needs it or recycled
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RETHINK, REFUSE
Plastics – Soft – if it can be scrunched up in your hand – NOT RECYCLABLE
Plastics – Hard – if it cannot be scrunched up in your hand – IS RECYCLABLE
Garden waste- Instead of filling the brown bin with green mulch, put it on your garden, chop up the large pieces and just spread around your garden (cover with straw or leaves) or dig into the soil or use a compost bin.
Disposing of rubbish/unwanted goods:
Before you put anything in your rubbish bins, THINK!!
CAN IT BE RE-HOMED?
CAN IT BE RE-USED?
CAN IT BE USED FOR MULCH?
WILL THE DOG/CHOOKS/WORMS EAT IT?
All your food scraps can be turned into mulch for your garden instead of sending them to landfill and producing more Greenhouse gases.