Grim notes from Gardens! If we worry about the planet here are some facts to consider: A two-stroke lawn mower can produce as much pollution as 40 cars! Bonfires should be given a good kick. They release CO2 and pollute the air in many ways. Instead, we can compost our garden waste, says Joanna Yarrow in her book How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Even if we use the average patio heater for two hours, it produces as much CO2 as a car does in an average day, warns the author! Spend more time with nature and shop … Continue reading Plant a bamboo for the Planet! It generates 35 per cent more oxygen…..
To avoid shopping I always sleep on my handbag all day, till the shops close!So everyday is No Shopping Day for me! To shop less for clothes is good for the planet! Share and exchange clothes instead of madly shopping for new ones! Try buying recycled clothing! Did you know hat fleece jackets can be made from plastic bottles, and trainers from denim and car tyres? Says Joanna Yarrow in her book How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: try to buy organic cotton and wool. Bamboo or hemp fibre. These are low-Co2 textiles. They absorb above-average levels of CO2 … Continue reading Swap clothes instead of shopping for new ones!
World Buy Nothing Day could be any day of the year, month, or week! Here is one more very important tip from Michael Norton in his very useful book 365 Ways to Change the World, that all of us must … Continue reading Make any day a No Shopping Day!