Announcing the lucky winners of our Suzuki Green Guide Giveaway, who simply shared their favourite eco tip and each won a copy of Suzuki’s Green Guide. It’s the latest book from David Suzuki, offering ideas for making greener choices in your everyday life.
Winners are grinners and their tips are top!
Tamara Campbell-McLean, Australia
Instead of purchasing new toys for my children and family member’s children, I purchase good quality used toys. This way I am doing my bit to recycle and I am not buying toys that have lots of packaging around them.
Clare Clayton, Australia
Let your children see your efforts at being “green”, explain your actions and praise and encourage them in their attempts too, as this will have a great effect in years to come. Raising your children to be green is not only good for the soul, but also good for the planet.
Winnie Knaggs, Australia
Omit placing citrus peels in the compost bin, as the worms do not like them.
Kristin Laskey Carrera, USA
Use one less paper napkin (or serviette) a day and you’ll save a billion pounds of paper waste in landfills a year. Try using cloth napkins instead.
Carissa Michel, Australia
Rinse vegetables in a sink of water, rather than under a running tap. You can simply add detergent later when it’s time for dish washing. Also, consider leaving the skin of some vegetables on, as the skin contains lots of nutrients and fibre.
Eleni Curry, Australia
Start a “Walking School Bus”, where parents volunteer to walk a designated route to school and collect children along the way. I started one at my son’s primary school a few years ago and our school now has three different routes from all directions. Walking school buses have lots of great benefits: we cut down on traffic congestion in the school car park; the kids exercise without realising it; they learn road rules under our supervision; and it helps build neighbourhood relationships. Our kids are developing a sustainable habit…walking!
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