Everyone could play a part in protecting and restoring our environment - and today is a good time to start. You can help the environment in your daily life at home, the office, shopping or in the garden.
You can make a difference! The first step along the green path is often the hardest to take. Ecobiters will give you bite size chunks of information and inspiration you need to set you on your way.
Once you have a taste of the satisfaction that you get from giving back to the planet, you will likely start looking for other ways to change your life. When you choose to grow organic foods, use organic products and recycle the rubbish that has been polluting our world for years, you will be giving a gift to yourself, the world and future generations.
Once you start giving back, you will be glad that you took the steps to start going green.
Life is full of many frustrations, but none so great as extracting that last piece of toilet paper off of the cardboard tube. It appears our toilet wows are now solved. The Kimberly-Clarke Corporation, the global producer of paper-based products, may have the solution that will rid people of their toilet paper struggles and save the company wads of money 'to boot'. Called 'Scott Natural Tube-Free toilet paper', just as the name asserts, the rolls come void of those pesky cardboard tubes while still being able to fit on the average toilet paper holder. Such an initiative ultimately raises the question: Why hasn’t this been done before?
This year, the theme of WED is “Green Economy: Does it include you?” That’s a good question for businesses. As a collective, you can encourage fellow workers to use the "4Rs": refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle.
According to the CSIRO, our 9-5 behaviour is far from perfect, with the average office worker creating around seven tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year. Through their share of lighting, air-conditioning and use of office equipment, that's the equivalent to the emissions produced by 1.7 cars annually.
Generations have passed, and a romantic young girl's work ends up in a modern household where the art of stiff-starching has been forgotten.
A limp table centre soon creases, its beauty becomes veiled, and lovely old embroidered linen can end up being tossed into a bag destined for a local fair or thrift shop or perhaps even the town rubbish dump (yikes!).
Somewhere along the way, with a bit of luck, that sad old rag will be recognised for what it is. Rescued, laundered, stiffly starched and ironed back to their former beauty.
Lovingly handcrafted old linen pieces can once more grace a table or sideboard of their own era, which now have become antiques and collectible relics of our historic past.