In our recent Facebook Earth Week Celebrations some of our fans shared their Acts of Green that they had introduced at home. I hope nobody minds that I am sharing those acts in this blog post but I found them really inspiring. And those 'smaller' changes in our every day lives are what actually going to bring about a real change to the Earth's future so enjoy reading and please add your very own act of green in the comments.
'A small act by one person, when multiplied by millions of people, has an incredible impact on our environment.' One Million Acts of Green
ONE MILLION ACTS OF GREEN
Recent Acts of Green by My Friendly Lunchbox Fans:
- Using a soda stream machine instead of using plastic pop bottles.
- Turning appliances off at the mains, rather than leaving them on standby.
- We do a standby light hunt before going to bed! Turn off all the lights and see if there are any rogue devices with their standby LED's still on!
- We've bought an energy monitor, its amazing how much difference it makes when you can see how much energy you are using.
- I now unplug my mobile phone from it's charger as soon as it's charged, instead of leaving it plugged in all day!
- I recycle all my veg waste and now have 2 composting bins :)
- I have started to give the loo rolls a squeeze before I put them on. It stops them rolling smoothly and my little girl from pulling out loads in one go. x
- Having a shower instead of a bath, saves so much water.
- I have just moved into my new home and recycling is a major thing here, I have 4 different bins lol one for recyclables, 1 for non recyclables, 1 for food and the other for garden waste etc so that’s a lot for me.
I'm also on water metre so have to watch the amount of water I use as above comment said have a shower instead of a bath don’t let ya tap run while brushing your teeth etc. I’m also just about to start planting my own veg seeds, flowers etc and I’m thinking about buying a compost bin and a water butt to go even greener :)
- I have recently started recycling all my veg in my new composting bin
- I keep shopping bags on our coat hooks by the front door. When we go shopping we just have to grab one, so no excuses for coming home with horrible plastic bags!
- I have started always carrying a canvas bag in my handbag for unexpected shopping. :)
- I re use jiffy bags and envelopes, saves me buying some, plus helps the environment.
- I sell and buy a lot of items on ebay and whenever I get a box or envelope posted to me I always make sure I reuse it.
- I have started to compost food waste - once the compost has 'matured' I will use it to 'feed' my tomato and lettuce plants, which I am having a go at growing for the first time ... in an on-going battle with the neighbourhood slugs at the moment but the battle isn't over yet :-)
- I have started composting food waste as well, after several months of hounding the council they have at last supplied us with caddy bins and compostable bags..love how the amount I have to empty the kitchen bin has decreased!
- Always empty my hoover bag into the compost bin.
- We always re-use the shopping bags.
- Turning my leftover food into mishmash fab new dishes!
- Just signed for someone to install solar panels on our roof (at no cost to us!)
- I’ve started to compost our left-overs and also I have bought a shower timer
- Bought a huge compost bin last week and amazingly only had half a bin bag of rubbish...and that’s with 5 of us in the house..
- Put leftovers and rabbit and guinea pig hutch sawdust etc into the compost bin
- We now use energy efficient lightbulbs and re-use shopping bags
- We have introduced a 'bring one in, take one out' policy in our house. If you buy something new like a book or toy or clothing you have to choose one to get rid of, usually to our local charity shop. It saves space in our house and recycles our stuff to the charity shop that can make money from it.
For more information and inspiration visit One Million Acts of Green.