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Save Water


How long do you take to shower? According to dermatologists, they suggest that the average shower should be between 5 to 15 minutes; while shorter, cooler showers are generally better for our skin. As taking a shower uses less water than a full bath, try to limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and risen off. Try to use good old soap instead of shower gels for bathing as gels request extra water for rinse off. Turn off the water while soaping up. At last, check faucets and pipes for leaks after use.

When it comes to doing household chores, there are two biggest ways that we need to take care of. Most people use 10 to 15 times more soap than they actually need while washing dishes. I suggest to fill a bucket of water you need and use only water inside to clean the dishes or you can use a dishwasher to reduce water usage. In doing laundry, load up your washing machine every time that can save water and improve your cleaning results. If you wash dishes by hand, don’t use hot water and leave the water running for rinsing.


Grow Your Own Plants

By growing your own plants, herbs and veggies, avoid using chemicals or pesticides that can harm environment; also lower the demand for produce to be transported. Moreover, plants are good for our mental health. It helps to reduce stress and put us in a positive mood.

Plants can also serve as natural air purifiers as it helps to turn carbon dioxide to oxygen. According to NASA’s Clean Air Study, the most effective air purifying plants can be found below; includes Garden Mum, Peace Lily, Bamboo Palm, English Ivy, Boston Fern, Flamingo Lily, Barberton Daisy etc.


Save Energy

Always ask yourself “Is it necessary to … ?” For example, before turning on the light in day time, is it necessary to turn light on when it’s bright enough? Making use of natural light during a day can help to save money. Turn off the light and air conditioner when you are not at home. Switch to energy-efficient LEDs light bulbs instead of traditional one can minimize the energy required for lighting by 50%.

There is one thing we always miss out. Please don’t leave electrical devices on standby. Bear in mind to unplug your sockets and switch off when not using them. Some gadgets like computer, printer and fax machine may consume electricity even they are inactive. These kinds of electronics contribute to 10% of energy consumption. Live green and live smart!


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