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theyoungstoryteller:

Hey guys! I wrote this story over the last few days. I hope you like it!

theyoungstoryteller:

Hey guys! I wrote this story over the last few days. I hope you like it!

The State Library is so pretty!

The State Library is so pretty!

untitled by gurbir.grewal on Flickr.What. a. picture.

untitled by gurbir.grewal on Flickr.

What. a. picture.

theanimalblog:

One Elegant Giraffe! Photo by didier95

theanimalblog:

One Elegant Giraffe! Photo by didier95

10 new ways to be environmentally savvy - party style!

1. Plan a ‘Recycling Party’
Objective: to reduce waste.

Australia is the second highest producer of waste in the world at approximately 650 kilograms per person.[1]  That’s a lot of rubbish thrown back into our home. Luckily for us holding a recycling get-together is a fun way to acquire new clothes and accessories by swapping some of your own items with friends. You’ll be saving cash and the planet.

 

2. Make sure to arrive at a party the Green Way

Objective: to reduce pollution

If you’re thinking of buying a car, look for ones that pollute the least.  Check out the super helpful Green Vehicle Guide.[2] Walking, riding a bike or taking public transport are also commendable options. Less carbon emissions and less smog = less burned fuel.

 

3. Hold a candle-lit dinner or party

Objective: to conserve energy

Why not make an event in the year a little different and light some candles to set the mood? This will save heaps of energy and is also perfect for sleepover parties and romantic dinners.

 

4. Start an annual tree-planting activity

Objective: to increase our well-being and combat global warming

Deforestation is one of the biggest causes of environmental disasters and is majorly responsible for the rising numbers of endangered/extinct species. This includes the critically endangered tigers and panda bears out there. Check out Google for interesting trees to plant and step-by-step guides.

TIP: Why not plant a fruit tree in your backyard? When it’s grown you’ll have your very own organic fruit, pesticide free.

 

5. Celebrate Earth Hour/International Forest Day

Objective: to increase our awareness of serious environmental issues

Earth Hour is an annual event that took place March this year, but there will always be 2014 if you missed it. This famous event began in Australia and has been “embraced by the world.”[3]

 

6. Avoid littering when you’re at a party or a picnic

Objective: to reduce waste and look after other species’ living environments

There are always rubbish bins close by and luckily most of them have directions on how best to recycle. Also consider if your used produce could be of use to you. See suggestion No. 9.

7. Hold a Vegetarian Dinner Party

Objective: to say no to animal cruelty and increase our health and well-being

Ever thought vegetarian food must have a sour taste? I did, before I tried a burger at Lord of the Fries. Vegetarian food tastes awesome and there’s always a great substitute for meat products. Check online for some amazing vegetarian/vegan recipes.

 

8. Meet up with some passionate volunteers

Objective: to meet cool new people while conserving our home

Check out Greenpeace and WWF – there’s always something new to see, learn and do. Greenpeace has a really interesting ‘get involved’ section on their website which encourages us to use our talents for good and learn more about climate change and other issues.

 

9. Hold an environmentally friendly arts and crafts party

Objective: to have fun while turning our old stuff into new treasures

Have old tins lying around? They’d be great to decorate and grow small plants in. You can also display them on your windowsill. Here are some other ideas:

 

-       Use old magazines/scrapbook paper to make nifty gift bows

-       Decorate or paint your own eco-friendly shopping bags

-       Turn your empty milk cartons into watering cans by punching holes into the lids.

-       DIY lotion/soap bars

 

There are mountains of other unique ideas online. Pininterest.com is a great source for inspiration.

 

10. Learn and Do

Objective: To make our planet a better home for both humans and animals

Can I encourage you to learn about environmental problems? There are many real issues facing us that we have the power to stop. Plus, looking after our planet (and really ourselves) has never been so much fun!

 

earth911:

mainlybooksupcycling:

Posted on Babble.com

So darling!
Got extra egg shells? Make some candles —-> http://bit.ly/HtG42I

earth911:

mainlybooksupcycling:

Posted on Babble.com

So darling!

Got extra egg shells? Make some candles —-> http://bit.ly/HtG42I