Switching the light off, filling up the kettle for the right number of people you are entertaining and no more, making sure that there are plenty of food in the freezer, checking the setting of your toaster, recycling properly, these are a few things that reduce your footprint. When we started to use a compost bin, we realized that we were using less bin bags! Also the advantage of a compost bin is that you will use the compost to grow anything you like in your garden. Every little thing helps and you save up money too. Have a shower instead of a bath or minimize the quantity of water if you have to have a bath!
Not leaving the television on standby or any other electrical appliances make a massive difference too! We are for ever nagging the children and each other but I think that it’s worth it!
What’s your view on recycling? Do you encourage your children too?
When I think about our planet, one verse of the bible comes to my mind.
Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ (NIV)