Act of Eco CommitmentNoah made sacrifice to the Lord God, and the Lord said in his heart 'I will never again curse the ground because of humankind.' Genesis 8:21
Eco tips for AugustThis month we are looking at a variety of ways that we can make a difference to the world around us. Bothered by mozzies in the garden? Instead of grabbing a bug spray, try putting a plant that they dislike near to where you sit: rosemary, marigolds, lemongrass, lemon balm, lemon thyme, catnip, garlic, lavender, basil. Not only will you, bees and butterflies enjoy these, but you could avoid being bitten. Have a smashing time at the bottle bank and help the environment. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again. 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes. Glass that is thrown away and ends up in landfills will never decompose. Plan your car journeys to give yourself time to reduce fuel consumption. Speeding not only breaks the law and endangers lives but also costs you more in fuel and produces more carbon dioxide. Observe speed limits, and why not travel slower anyway. According to the Slower Speeds Initiative, driving at 50mph instead of 70mph can reduce fuel consumption further by 30%. For further ideas the following websites may be of help. When considering things you may be thinking purchasing: The Plastic Free Shop; Zero Store (various locations); GAIA; Milk and More are worth a look online. If you find any other good and reliable sites please let us know. We are constantly looking to add more to add more and more to the list.