Switch off the hot water system before going away - you could be wasting energy and money keeping water hot when you're not there.
Service your car before a long trip and check your tyre pressure. A tuned up car improves fuel efficiency by up to 30% and will save you petrol money.
Take your reusable shopping bags on the grocery supplies trip.
Recycle bottles, cans, cardboard and plastic packaging. Please call your local Council to check which types of plastic packaging they will accept - many will accept the firm plastic that easter eggs are packaged in.
Encourage kids at home to switch off their game consoles, DVD player, TV and stereo at the wall when not in use.
Purchase Easter gifts with the least amount of packaging and choose certified Free Trade and organic chocolate and easter eggs.
What to take?
Eco friendly picnic, catering and entertaining supplies, reusable water bottle, stainless steel cup set, BPA-free lunch boxes for storing food.
Petrochemical free natural sunscreen, environment-safe shampoo and soap (especially camping in National Parks).
Natural mosquito repellant and New Mountain sandalwood mosquito diffuser, flies off food nets.
Sticky chocolate issues
Will Nestle ever reclaim its Facebook page from palm oil protestors Is this the most successful social-media influence campaign ever...?
Treehugger reports on the wasteful excess of Easter Egg packaging and improvements to eliminate plastic boxes. Easter Candy Insanity...
Australian Fair Trade Easter 2010 Campaign website. Learn more about the issues and the choices you can make.