By Tanya Ha
Useful, real looking, and easy-to-follow, this e-book unearths find out how to tread the earth extra evenly, making it a greater position to dwell. provided are pointers on utilizing much less power at domestic and losing much less paper at paintings, that are simply included into lifestyle and make allowance members to reside extra responsibly with no making dramatic or dear sacrifices to way of life. Addressed are such themes as strength, genetically changed nutrients, packaging, recycling, buying, cosmetics, and style. Pertinent environmental techniques equivalent to international warming are defined and positioned right into a neighborhood context.
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In regional or remote areas, this range is smaller. The easiest way to make sure that you’re recycling all the material that you can is to call your local council and find out about their services. au It’s important that you put the right thing in the right bin. A lot of things that shouldn’t be put into recycling bins in the first place are ending up in them. This makes it harder to sort and recycle the recyclable materials and can also pose a health risk for the guys on the garbage trucks that collect the materials.
If windows need replacing install double-glazed windows or glass bricks, which have a similar heatefficiency effect to double-glazing. • Insulate your ceiling and, if possible, your walls. If you’re building in a cold climate, you may even wish to install insulation under the floor. GreenPart1(i-xii,1-178)•17_1 15/4/03 14:36 Page 46 46 GREENIOLOGY Energy-efficient window dressing Some of your winter heating, and the money you spend on it, could literally be going out the window. Around 10–20% of the heat loss of the average home is through windows.
Food cans can be used as vases and pencil holders. Larger food cans and paint tins can be made into umbrella stands and tidy bins. Condensed milk tins with holes punched in make great tea-light lanterns. • Small cans, such as baby-food tins, with both ends removed, make great cookie-cutters. Newspapers and magazines • Shredded newspaper can be used as mulch over the summer months. It will reduce evaporation and lessen the amount of watering the plant needs. • The cartoon pages of newspapers and old comic books can be reused as a fun gift-wrapping paper for children’s presents.
Greeniology: How to Live Well, Be Green and Make a Difference by Tanya Ha