Green tips

2012-11-05 14:43
Green Tips:

- As the weather warms, add more salads to meals. It tastes great and you save on using the stove.

- Wear cooler clothing in summer instead of running the air conditioner.

- Keeping water hot takes up a major share of your electricity bill. Switch the geyser off during the day to save electricity.

- Buy a geyser blanket to help keep the water hot and use less electricity.

- Grow indigenous plants in your garden. They're tougher and usually require less water than alien varieties.

- Reuse grey water for gardening. Attach your outlet pipe of the washing machine so that waste water is directed to a irrigation system for the garden.

- Install LED bulbs where you can. The price has come down and it saves electricity.

- Drive an at a constant speed to save fuel, and it help to time traffic lights so that you save on having to accelerate away from a stop.

- Switch off appliances not in use as DVD players, TVs and music systems consume small amounts of power even when in standby mode.

- If you have space, grow tomatoes or herbs in your garden. It saves some cash and doesn't require loads of effort.

- Go solar power with swimming pool pumps, but if you live in Cape Town or Durban, go to the beach - it's free.

- Share rides on your way to work. You'll save fuel and the company may make the commute more fun.

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