So, have 3 bins at home:
1 large one forALL recyclables (Paper, Plastic, Metal, Glass) arrange for it to go to recycling (not Pikitup).
1 compost bin for all fresh cuttings, garden clippings, etc (use that in your garden).
1 small bin for “pee-whew” stuff you absolutely have to toss (this will be very small quantity).
For those who are more adventurous, try a Worm Farm, a Doggie-Loo and a Bulk Worm Composter.
ln the garden, mow the lawn higher
Grow creepers on the west-facing wall to create shade from the hot afternoon sun. Plant deciduous trees on the north side -so you have winter warmth and summer shade.
There are so many things that can be done…
What about at SCHOOL? Find out what initiatives there are, and support them. (Maybe they collect recycling – drop off your recycling there.)
Whatever you do DO NOT DO NOTHING!
Any action towards going green – nomatter how insignificant it might seem -is huge. A thousand mile journey begins with the first step.
Remember, the goal is a sustainableplanet, in harmony, and natural. lt’s not impossible…. to be the change you want to see in the world (Gandhi).
lf one individual
. recycles their ‘dry’waste, (paper, metal,glass, plastic)
. converts their garden waste intocompost
. and their food waste into earthworm castings
. we lessen the pressure on the landfill sites
. we also fertilise our gardens.
Imagine what a nation of individuals cando to help green the planet!