101 Things You Can Do
to reduce your ecological footprint and help
reduce global warming while staying healthy
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Food
1.
Grow your own food & herbs organically
2.
Eat seasonal foods which are fresh & organically grown when possible
3.
Avoid food miles, buy local and help the fight against Global Warming
4.
Support Farmers Markets, local farmers and growers
5.
Eat smart & buy unpackaged fruit and vegetables
6.
Avoid highly processed foods & check packaging for killer TRANS-FAT chemical additives
7.
Giving up or decreasing meat consumption will significantly reduce Global Warming
8.
Take your own basket or cloth bag to carry shopping
9.
Use bio-degradables where ever possible
10.
Buy bulk foods and use your own containers
11.
Purchase goods in re-usable containers
12.
Volunteer to start a community garden & food cooperative
13.
Eat out vegetarian whenever possible
14.
Make your own jams, pickles and baby foods
15.
Breast feed your baby
16.
Buy free-range eggs & avoid factory farmed animals & processed foods
17.
Barter with the neighbors & give surplus food away to others
Household
18.
Use the most energy efficient appliances possible. Replace aging appliances with newer energy efficient Star ratingsUse the most energy efficient appliances possible. Replace aging appliances with newer energy efficient Star ratings
19.
Make your kitchen a glad-wrap & alu-foil free zone
20.
Do not use insinkerators (garbage disposers)
21.
Compost your food scraps and green waste for garden fertilizers instead of using synthetic fertilizers
22.
Start a worm farm at home, or Bokashi composting
23.
Recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, aluminum cans and glass & avoid polycarbonate plastics with bisphenol A
24.
Use non-toxic plant-based soaps, cosmetics, paints and detergents
25.
Disregard fashion trends, buy for longevity
26.
Buy recycled paper for kitchen & toiletries
27.
Avoid Styrofoam cups, plates and packaging
28.
Avoid disposable cups, plates & utensils unless made from renewables  
29.
Use cloth nappies / diapers
30.
Recycle clothes and shoes among siblings & friends
31.
Think about purchasing second-hand goods and support local OP shops
32.
Avoid clothes dryers - hang clothes on the line to dry in sunshine
33.
Ensure your home is well insulated
34.
Turn electric hot water systems to a night rate
35.
Take shorter showers, save water & power
36.
Change showerheads to low-flow
37.
Take showers rather than baths
38.
Turn off water when brushing teeth
39.
Keep blinds and curtains closed on cold nights
40.
Buy Eco friendly furniture & timber products
41.
If you leave a room turn the lights and appliances off
42.
Wash only full loads of laundry
43.
Improve household sustainability using renewables inside & outside the home.
44.
Discover your water catchment and work to protect it
45.
Turn appliances off at the wall when not in use (incl. TV, computers & printers) - avoid standby mode
46.
Choose non-toxic products for cleaning your home & choose ecofriendly personal care products
47.
Mend and repair rather than discard and replace
48.
Install dual flush toilets
49.
Use non-toxic pest control & avoid all chemical pesticides
50.
Match pot sizes to hob (ring) sizes on your stove
51.
Keep your fridge & freezer maintained – replace leaking seals. Get rid of second fridge if practical
52.
Plant an organic orchard and trees if on acreage
53.
Replace washers on dripping taps & reuse water
54.
Boil only as much water as you need when making hot drinks
55.
Save energy when boiling water & cooking by placing a lid on the pot
56.
Avoid pre-heating your oven when possible  (e.g. re-heating food)
57.
Use only hand pump spray cans
58.
Collect clean rain water from your roof
59.
Find out where the goods you buy come from, support local
60.
Reject outdoor patio heaters
61.
Ensure your hot water boiler has a lagging jacket
62.
Install a solar hot water heater & wind generator
63.
Use double burning wood heaters
64.
Re-use paper and envelopes
65.
Avoid bleached and coloured tissues & toilet paper
66.
Phone first and avoid wasted shopping trips
67.
Replace heated water beds with a mattress
68.
If on acreage keep bees for honey & pollination
69.
Improve air quality and reduce indoor air pollution by keeping selected indoor pot-plants to absorb the air born chemicals
70.
Use warm & cold settings in washing machine rather than hot
71.
Use eco-bulbs for your lighting
72.
Learn about self-sufficiency & battering with the community
73.
Use a hot water bottle instead of an electric blanket
74.
Watch less TV & increase creative learning
Transport
75.
Inflate tyres to correct pressure & save fuel
76.
Conserve petrol by walking and cycling
77.
Car pool when possible
78.
Tune & service vehicles regularly & avoid artificial air fresher’s in the motor vehicle
79.
Drive the smallest and most fuel efficient cars possible & consider Hybrid vehicles & scooters
80.
Drive Less Drive Smart
81.
Use public transport
General
82.
Get informed about health & be aware of unsupported product claims made by a corporate Health Food industry motivated by profit
83.
Protect wildlife & the oceans and think Green
84.
Support local & national conservation programs
85.
Explore and learn about your local bio-region
86.
Practice preventative health care & explore alternative medicines
87.
Actively oppose Nuclear Power, weapons & war
88.
Support ecologically sound products ensuring that “Natural" Is Really Natural & not synthetic chemicals
89.
Avoid toxic paints & new carpet in the home
90.
Don’t waste & recycle everything you can
91.
Teach children ecological wisdom & sustainability
92.
Become community minded with a social conscience
93.
If building a new home use passive solar green design concepts with super insulation construction techniques
94.
Actively campaign against local & national Fast Food outlets
95.
In rural communities educate local farmers & horticulturalists of the health dangers of pesticide use & overspray  (NZ has one of highest cancer rates in world)
96.
If purchasing a new house, budget for renewable solar power, sold back  into the grid system (No more power bills)
97.
Ensure electronic waste such as Mobile Phones,  Computers & batteries are correctly recycled
98.
Think Globally – Act Locally
99.
Vote for people who understand and who promote conservation and sustainability
100.
Digitize and save paper use- The more you do on the computer, the less you need paper
101.
In rural areas install a bio-cycle plant recycling all household sewage & grey water onto the garden

A meateater on a bicycle leaves a bigger carbon footprint than a vegan driving a hummer

NAMBASSA ACTIVELY PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS SINCE THE 1970íS

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MEAT PRODUCTION

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GREEN ECONOMY NEWS

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GREENPEACE AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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GLOBAL WARMING, THE SCIENTIFIC FACTS

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NEW ZEALANDS NUCLEAR-FREE ZONE HISTORY

It's the ultimate in hypocrisy and makes a mockery of the facts, that New Zealand's Primary Producers market their agricultural products across the world as clean, green and anti-nuclear. Throughout the history of the country most agriculture industries and the Governments which support them have consistently opposed environmental activism and regulatory reforms to protect the health of New Zealanders from dangerous cancer causing pesticides used by intensive agriculture.

Underlying the international marketing propaganda of 100% Pure, New Zealand harbors a toxic environmental secret. This murky secret which primary producers keep from the nation and the rest of the world provides that NZ is not so clean and green after all. Clearly the facts afford that New Zealand's food chain is poisoned resulting in one of the highest cancer rates in the world, this caused by high levels of carcinogenic pesticides in food and water.

A growing body of evidence is pointing strongly at pesticide residues in our daily diet as being the prime cause of the high rates of cancer in both Australia and New Zealand and the finger is pointing at the agriculture sectors and mainstream politics of both countries. Even the NZ Greens have been hopelessly ineffective at highlighting this bloody outrage.

KIWIS ARE IN DANGER, NZ HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF CANCER IN THE WORLD

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10122767

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/4591266/NZ-fourth-in-world-in-rate-of-cancer

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