Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Push the Earth at Home

Effective Resource Management begins at home. Those of us who have spent quality time growing up with grandparents have been instilled with their values of Waste not Want not and can pass these onto our children. Turn your home resource management into a fun household chore for your children!

Reduce Waste when Shopping:

Take your own bags or shopping basket to reduce use of plastic bags.
Keep them in the boot of your car - have a checklist in the car and on the fridge to remind you!
Buy your fresh food and vegetables loose, avoid the use of freezer bags in your supermarket.
Avoid pre-packaged fresh foods.
Reduce packaging - buy some items in bulk.
Buy concentrated products - Cleaning, Washing etc.
Only buy the fresh food that you need. Start going to the Green Grocer every couple of days - on your way home, walk to a local shop - incorporate into your daily routine to minimise time and fuel useage.

In the Bathroom

Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. You know the story about Mellow Yellow.......
Install an AAA-rated showerhead
Install an AAA-rated toilets and save 67% less water than a standard single flush toilet.
Take a shallow bath instead of a shower every so often.
Take a bath with your partner and save water :-)

Around the Home

Installing water efficient taps or tap aerators is a great, inexpensive way to cut your water usage
Ensure your hot water pipes are insulated.
This will avoid wasting water while waiting for the hot water to flow through.
Always replace leaking washers and turn taps off gently to make the washers last longer.
Remember, one leaking tap can waste 2,000 litres a month!
Verify that your home is leak free, because many homes have hidden water leaks.
Read your water meter before and after a two hour period when no water is being used.
If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.

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The Earth Mission

Our Mission is to:
Live a simpler life.
Live as part of the earth, part of the tides, the natural rhythms, the planets and the elements.
Align the values of the earth with family, community, work and mine.
Live with less.
Make better use of our resources.
Make better use of our time.

“A robin eats worms in the spring, because it needs the protein to lay eggs and raise chicks.
A robin eats fruit in the summer, because food is abundant and carbohydrates are lightweight energy.
And a robin eats seeds and nuts in the fall, to store fats for the long flight south.
In the same way, it is important for people to vary their diet throughout the year to remain healthy.
Eating locally does that.
It keeps you in touch with the cycle of nature wherever you live."

In our business world, the impact of our operations and actions on our networks, the community and the environment is something we take very seriously.
Feedback from clients, suppliers, associates, alliance partners, employees, shareholders, the community and the environment identifies the voids – the unfulfilled need and this provides the greatest opportunities for change and improvement.
Our quest is never ending as we collect, analyse, research, educate and share our information and ideas as individuals and as a company in the journey of our commitment to manage the impact of our business on the health and safety of our employees, contractors and members of the communities in which we operate and on the environment.

Please join us in this commitment by observing our Push The Earth policy when you do business with us.

Together we can make a difference.