WHAT YOU CAN DO
WHAT YOU CAN DO
A SIMPLE GUIDE TO ECOLOGICAL LIVING

- Assess the effects and consequences our daily activities have on the environment
  (favorable or unfavorable).

- Promote positive change. If anything helps the environment, recommend it
  whenever possible

- Avoid creating excessive amounts of rubbish or wasting water, don't use chemical
  pesticides

- Reduce damaging activities which can be avoided, like driving a car too much.
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Principles for good domestic management
Principles for good domestic management

- Take personal responsibility - understanding the effects of daily life is essential to
  avoid environmental damage

- Be aware of your personal environmental impact - Everyone in the world should be
  conscious of their effect on the rest of the planet

- Use local goods and services

- Take measure to reduce growth slowly and simply

- Think holistically

- Avoid Violence

- Use moderation in consumption
 
HEALTH
HEALTH

- Eat healthy foods

- Avoid stress

- Take regular excercise

- Improve your immune system with correct diet

- Respect your natural bio-rhythms

- Try to live iin a natural healthy environment

- Use relaxation techniques, such as Yoga, meditation, Tai-chi etc

- Try alternative therapies such as Homeopathy, Reiki, massage etc, to compliment
   conventional health care

- Develop self awareness
 
THE HOME
THE HOME

- Use natural building materials for repairs and maintenance

- Avoid chemical fungicides, toxic paints, solvents and detergents

- Use natural fibers in furnishings and bedding

- Install natural insulation for walls and roof spaces

- Install double glazing in windows

- Recycle all grey water for flushing toilets and irrigating gardens

- Avoid toxic substances in the home and in the garden

- Install solar energy for domestic hot water and electricity supply
 
GARDEN AND ORCHARD
GARDEN AND ORCHARD

- Use natural pest control systems, birds, animals and insects instead of chemical
  pesticide

- Encourage pollination by creating a welcoming environment for bees and other
  pollinating insects.

- Plant native trees

- Encourage biodiversity

- Use natural organic fertilizers

- Use all available space for ornamental and edible plant production (Balconies,
  window boxes, back yards etc)
 

WASTE
WASTE

- Separate and recycle

- Avoid unnecessary packaging

- Choose returnable, re-useable or biodegradable packaging

- Compost or recycle waste paper and cardboard if possible
 
TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT

- Buy an Electric or more fuel efficient car if you can afford one

- Use Eco-Driving techniques (drive smoothly and carefully. Check tyre pressures)

- Use Public Transportation if available and suitable for the journey

- Use bicycles for short journeys

- Plan your use of motor-powered transport and reduce your journeys to a minimum

 
ETHICAL CONSUMPTION
ETHICAL CONSUMPTION

- Buy as locally as possible

- Read labels before buying goods.

- Check for toxic elements and unethical production methods

- Choose products made or produced in an environmentally friendly way (not tested
  on animals, avoid meat full of hormones and antibiotics or things made using
  underpaid child labour in developing countries).

 
AGRICULTURE
AGRICULTURE

- Use organic farming techniques

- Use renewable energies and alternative fuels

- Use drip-irrigation

- Use Permaculture design theory and techniques

 
SEA
SEA

- Keep monitoring and reporting offenders

- Boycott polluters

- Prevent pollution from ships

- Do not use anti-fouling paints with harmful pesticides

- Monitor the hazards of plastic waste

 
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY

- Promote and support inclusive community activities, work and study groups,
  associations

- Introduce alternative local currencies to encourage and protect local economy

- Support initiatives on a global level - forest protection, natural habitat conservation,
  planetary solidarity, ecological debt

- Conserve or make safe spaces for community activities and initiatives

 








































 

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