On the occasion of the Thursday meeting with Reni Jusis and Tomek Makowiecki, I managed to win the book "Guide for Green Parents" written by Reni and Magda Targosz.
I absorb the information in the book like a sponge, because ecology is not unnatural for me, but I still lack a lot to be green.
I left myself half of the book on motherhood for the time I need this department. So far, with P. we are not planning children, but probably this day will come, so I will definitely have something to read;)
I didn't really know much, but I learned through this book. Even the benefits of millet, or the fact that we don't need meat for life (it motivated me not to give up meat completely, but certainly to limit it). I will also try to read food labels even more carefully, because now I know exactly what to look for.
Very nice department convincing to ecology, because it is simply cheap, in brief I will present in the note below.
A department worth recommending is the one about natural cosmetics. Here is the exact list and tips on how to buy natural cosmetics at 100. Unfortunately, many cosmetics companies are simply cheating on us. Many times I saw SLS or silicones in a pseudo natural cosmetic store. It can not be like that.
But today I wanted to say a little bit about how you can save on ecology. I will also refer to examples from our home, because when renovating, we paid attention to make it ecological and cheap.
1. Disabling RTV equipment and chargers
Since I learned that the equipment, if connected, is ready for use. It also consumes unnecessary energy and we pay more for electricity. A good way to eliminate this is a simple power strip, which will allow you to disconnect several devices at once.
I pay very much attention to this and I managed to teach P. the same thing, but sometimes I leave the slicer or radio connected, but the TV and decoder must be turned off (I never understood how to fall asleep when the detector is turned on;)).
2. The use of energy-saving lighting
I always thought that LED technology is a fake. P. luckily convinced me that he didn't! it's true because you can see it on the bills. This way you won't find a bulb other than LED at home. However, one important rule should be remembered - we do not turn off the lights and turn them on in a moment (it is better to leave them on even for a few hours), because it is simply expensive. My mother always taught me how to turn off the light immediately after leaving the room. Since I live with P. I have had to learn this. At the beginning it was hard, but now it got into my blood. Of course, there are cases that it is impossible to predict that in a while you will return to a specific room, but let's not fall into paranoia.
LED bulbs consume the most power when turning on the light, I also do not recommend, because it can affect our bills. And if we are on the bills - I recommend changing the payment for electricity. Since we pay for the actual settlement - we can control the power consumption. In addition, we pay for what we have actually used.
More about LED bulbs. Today they are much cheaper than even 2-3 years ago.
3. Water turning off when brushing teeth, shaving, soap - saving water
Once I could not imagine living without a bath tub and lying in it for a long time amid a large amount of foam. Today, having a cabin, thank you to the common sense that told us to buy a cabin. Yes, sometimes I miss the opportunity to lie in foam, but I found other methods of relaxation, so it is no longer necessary for me (and the coins that I would release with foam - stay in my wallet).
In addition to turning off the light after leaving the room (which does not work with the current lighting), my mother also taught me how to turn off the water when brushing my teeth. How much I have listened to, that I pour too much water, God knows. Anyway, now I can thank you for it, because it is on my agenda. Thanks to this, I save water, which is already running low, but also money.
4. Washing with a full washing machine drum, washing in the dishwasher + washing with the dishwasher full
I try to wash 2 in a week - light and dark. The laundry basket does not fill up so quickly, although it is known that there are different situations in life. However, I try not to set the empty washing machine, but wait for 2-3 days for the basket to fill up. And if I have something to wash at will, I will wash it by hand.
I am thinking about using washing nuts, maybe it would free me from skin allergies. Has anyone had any experience with nuts?
The dishwasher was No. 1 when decorating the interior. It is convenient, and above all there is a great saving of water and time that I can spend on something else. The only problem is who will unpack the dishwasher when it ends;)
When choosing any equipment, I recommend reading its opinions and parameters. For me, the most important when choosing were: the amount of electricity consumed, the amount of water consumed and the appearance of the equipment.
The only thing we can fault is that we do not segregate rubbish. All the time I am wondering how to do it, I could use a waste container to facilitate this task. Maybe you have any real life ideas?
Fortunately, since July 1, the junk bill has entered, which despite many controversies, however, raises some positive feelings in me. Perhaps I am naive, but I hope that it will mobilize not only us, but also others to segregate rubbish. However, I learned not to put too much hope in people (unfortunately, recently I have found out that people are really egoists. And this statement is based not on one, two people, but several), I will wait and only assess.
Apropo books, of course, I highly recommend it to anyone who is not indifferent to ecology, but also to those who want to be more eco and do not know how. This book is a great guide on this subject.
I will quote you a quote from the book, To be honest, at the beginning we saw ecology as a whim. We did not associate it with our conduct. We just made overnight decisions that changed our lives. We had only one goal: the health of our family. "
We would like to wish you all the best wishes for the holidays ... just what ... I look outside the window - it's snowing, it's white. Eyes make you say "Merry Christmas", but common sense tells "Easter stupid!" Also, we wish you all the best for the holiday you choose;)