21. Don’t cook up a storm!
Cook efficiently, reuse hot water, put lids on pots, have dishes simmer rather than boil and don’t worry about preheating the oven.
22. Get drastic on plastic!
Plastic is difficult to dispose of and ruins our environment. Choose furnishings and household items that will last and can be recycled.
23. Soft furnishings.
Look for natural furnishings that have been or can be recycled, tables made from reclaimed timber, organic cotton curtains, beeswax candles, bamboo, hemp bedding or jute flooring.
24. Detox your home!
Household chemicals are toxic to the environment. Chemicals like paints, aerosol cans, furniture polish, glues, oils, nail polish remover and battery acid.
25. In the can.
Use organic and toxin-free brands of paints and natural wood oils for timber floors.
26. Go with the grain.
Wood is a perfect renewable and sustainable resource. Just make sure your wood is coming from a forest managed according to internationally agreed social and environmental standards.