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Enviroweek 2013 offers some great ways to participate! You simply pick an area that best suits you and your lifestyle to get going…

 

Register now at www.enviroweek.org

Choose your challenge…

1. Waste Warrior
2. Sparky
3. Foodie
4. Shopper
5. Tree Hugger
6. Water Lover
7. Traveller
8. Green Thumb

There is some great information on the Enviroweek website, and here are some more details to help you make your decision:

1. Waste Warrior

The challenge for you as a Waste Warrior is to Go Tap!  Simply swap all of your canned and bottled drinks. Work out what you’re going to drink out of (reusable bottle for you bike?), and then get going. Here are the environmental and financial impacts you can make in just ONE WEEK:

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2. Sparky

There are lots of small actions you can take as a Sparky that add up to huge benefits at the end of one week:

  • Switch off the lights when you don’t need them 
  • Switch off electrical appliances at the wall when you’re not using them 
  • Instead of switching on the heater in winter, throw on a jumper and some slippers
  • Use pot lids when cooking
  • Where possible, wash your clothes in cold water
  • Dry your clothes outside
  • Keep a jug of cold water in the fridge instead of letting the tap run to cold
Here are some great results!: 

3. Foodie

 
For Foodies, the challenge is to go Veggie for an entire week. Can you do it? We think you can! Here are some benefits to inspire you!:
 
 

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4. Shopper

 
This one is as simple as Buying Nothing New for one week. No clothes, no bus tickets, no bags of chips, no magazines, no apps. Yep, absolutely nothing new. Follow some simple tips such as: only buy at opp shops; clean out the kitchen cupboards; borrow; swap; and make it yourself!
 
 

5. Tree Hugger

 
There are lots of ways to save paper! Print double sided, bookmark your important pages on the internet instead of printing out the pages, make sure the page you about to print has no mistakes…these are just some of the ways you can make an impact as a Tree Hugger during Enviroweek.
 

Register now at www.enviroweek.org

6. Water Lover

There are so many ways to be a Water Lover during Enviroweek! 
  • Brushing your teeth – use a glass of water instead of letting water run
  • Washing your body – shower instead of taking a bath, and keep it to four minutes
  • Washing dishes – rinse dishes in a bucket and use that water for the garden
  • Packing the dishwasher – don’t rinse dishes beforehand and make sure dishwasher is full
  • Doing the laundry – wait until you have a full load and use cold water
  • Waiting for warm water – while the water is warming up, use it to water plants
  • Shaving – fill the sink – don’t let the water run
 

7. Traveller

 
Ditch the car, the bus, the train or the tram and instead, walk, cycle, scoot or skate to school for one whole week! Not only will your actions have a great impact on our environment, it will be good for your health to get moving a bit more as well!
 
 

8. Green Thumb 

 

Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying things you can do. You’ll know exactly what has happened to your carrots for their for whole life. If you live in a flat, you can have a go at growing your own in pots and planters.  The Enviroweek website is full of great tips to get you going!

 

Register now at www.enviroweek.org