• Avoid disposable cutlery •

 

 

 

 

Disposable crockery is everywhere nowadays: the plastic cutlery  at the fast-food restaurant, the paper cup at the cafe or the plastic fork that comes with your salad-to-go. After use they end up being thrown in the trash bin and lead to more pollution. Hence we’d like to give you some tips how you can lower the environmental burden (trash) and also save some bucks.

 

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• Think global – eat local •

 

 

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Strawberries in January, Oranges in July – due to the globalisation everything is possible. And also the look into the supermarket shelf makes it quite obvious: the international range of products is almost endless. But all this has its price and this happens to be mainly at the expense of Mother Earth as the goods travel long distances and tons of transportation exhaust gases are blown into the atmosphere. That’s why you should think about buying local / regional food. This way you save CO2, money (in most cases) and moreover you support the farmers / companies in your region.

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•Recycling trash can be so easy•

 

 

It’s a topic to which we’d like to attach particular importance. Because in so many places trash is carelessly thrown on the street, the beaches and in the forests. As this behaviour  is ruining Mother Earth and mankind likewise, we’d like to point out how easy it is to recycle trash in a correct way – and that you can also earn money with that trash.

 

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•Laptop vs. PC•

 

 

Since laptops became affordable there are several reasons why to go for a portable computer instead of a PC. Find out more and learn some tips to do good for Mother Earth and to safe some bucks.

 

 

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•Interrupt your newspaper subscription during your absence•

 

 

Many people enjoy newspaper subscriptions because this way the newspaper is delivered home and often you save money because you get a discount for the subscription. But when you are out of town then the newpapers will keep on coming to you house – how should the newspaper boy know that you are not there?

 

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•Go green – even with your cell phone•

 

 

Cell phones are everywhere and come with various functions of which all need energy to work. Mobile phones are THE gadget of the 21st century and we’d like to give you some tips to use it environmental-friendly:

 

 

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•Green reading•

 

 

A full bookshelf in the living room connotes brain power. But actually lending, sharing and buying second hand books is smarter because precious wood, water and energy can be safed this way.

 

 

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•Goodbye packaging•

 

 

Many products at the supermarket come in multiple packaging! This means a lot of trash and if this weren’t enough: the production of the packaging (paper, plastic, aluminium foil, etc.) uses precious ressources and a lot of energy too!

 

 

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•Goodbye plastic bags•

 

 

In supermarkets and other shops you often get plastic bags automatically. But did you know that these bags use a lot of energy for production and recycling? And even worse: in many cases the bags are just thrown away and damage the environment. So here are some tips to shop eco-friendly:

 

 

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•Stay cool!•

 

 

In many regions of the world the temperatures can get really high – not only in summer time. Then there’s nothing more enjoyable than fresh air from the airconditioner. But A/Cs are climate killers. So these are the alternatives you have: Read more…