2013實踐綠色生活 2013 Green Resolutions

2013-goals

2013年剛剛開始,今年你為自己訂下了什麼大計?我們很多時想的偉大,然後訂下了一大堆不切實際的目標,結果可能是覺得太困難,還未到二月的來臨就已經把所有大計拋諸腦後。近年,綠色生活大行其道,為此,美國家居設計公司 Bambeco 為大家準備了一個2013年綠色生活大計,內有 13 項既簡單又容易實行的事項供大家參考。實踐綠色生活,你準備好了沒有?

  1. 光顧咖啡店,不如自泡咖啡
    咖啡文化席捲全球,但隨之而來的是資源浪費問題。每年我們所拋棄的即棄紙杯約有 580億個。如果你愛咖啡,愛地球,不如自泡公平貿易咖啡,隨身攜帶一個可重複使用的保溫杯。這一來可為你減少開支,又能減少即棄紙杯的浪費,不是更好嗎。
  2. 去掉飲用瓶裝水的習慣
    瓶裝水行業每年消耗150萬桶石油來製造塑水瓶。為減少對石油使用的負擔,我們應經常自備水壺,可以的話在家安裝食水過濾系統。
  3. 自備食物盒 不用即棄容器和餐具
    如果你有買外賣的習慣,不妨嘗試要求不用即棄容器和餐具,帶著用可重用的袋子/食物盒去點餐。這不但能節省金錢,又能減少浪費。
  4. 減少紙巾用量
    每日有多達3千噸紙巾廢置在堆填區。在日常生活中多用手帕、毛巾、可重用檯墊等來代替紙巾的話,你大概已能減少一半的紙巾使用量。
  5. 使用環保清潔產品
    使用環保清潔產品,同樣的乾淨,但既不會影響健康,又不會破壞環境。
  6. 支持本地農產品
    支持本地農產品,到附近的農墟購買時令蔬果,吃得健康之餘,又能促進本土經濟。
  7. 自備購物袋
    膠袋棄置問題再不是新熱話。減少使用膠袋,常備可重用購物袋,不管是在公司、家、車子上、手袋裡等,盡可能提醒自己少用膠袋。
  8. 以單車代步
    要讓踏單車變成社區文化也許不是一朝一夕能做到的事,但由自己開始,先從短途出發,量力而為,為減少碳排放踏出第一步。
  9. 關掉電源
    如非持續需要用電的電器,如充電器、電腦、電視、音響等,不用時就把電源關掉。這樣每天能節省10﹪的用電量,既省錢又環保。
  10. 一星期無肉兩天
    盡可能一星期裡有一至兩天進行全素食, 此舉能間接減少碳排放達33﹪。
  11. 使用環保能源
    聯絡本地的電力公司,了解一下有沒有什麼省電節能工具或方案。
  12. 用天然陽光
    由簡單入手,使用太陽能的坐檯燈提供室內照明,同樣的功能,但使用的是天然、可再生而又是免費的能源。
  13. 棄用白熾燈泡
    轉用慳電膽或LED燈能大大減少能源消耗。

Did you set any goals for your 2013? We always plan to make big changes, but most if us forget our big plans by the time when February rolls around. We can’t stick to our plan maybe because we are too aggressive and make it not achievable. US  home furnishings and décor company Bambeco has shared a list of 13 easy resolutions for a clean, green 2013. It has been half way point of January of the new year, are you ready to get your green life start?

  1. Give up the coffee shop
    Instead, brew your own fair trade java and carry it in an insulated, reusable cup. You’ll reduce your spending, plus make a big dent in the number of disposable cups thrown away (a staggering 58 billion each year).
  2. Lose the bottled water habit
    Get a reusable, refillable bottle and a home filter system. The bottled water industry goes through 1.5 million barrels of oil each year just to make plastic water bottles.
  3. Brown bag it
    At least one day each week, pack your own lunch in a reusable bag. You’ll be saving money, and reducing the waste of all those disposable containers that lunches on the go usually come in.
  4. Cut back on paper towels
    Notice we didn’t say “give up” because that’s a big, tough step for some folks. Make sure you’ve got plenty of handy tea towels, cotton bar mops and cloth napkins, and you’ll quickly cut your paper towel usage in half. Plus you’ll be eliminating part of the 3,000 tons of paper towels that go to landfills every day.
  5. Clean green
    Make a simple swap out for eco-friendly cleaning products. Your home will be healthier (and just as clean), and you’ll be doing the planet a big favor.
  6. Buy into the local CSA
    We love the farmer’s market, but if one isn’t close or convenient, all the resolutions to shop local go right out the window with sleeping in on Sundays. Check out your local CSA program instead and you’ll get a carefully selected box of in season produce. What a deal!
  7. Remember the reusables, really
    The numbers for plastic bags are the stuff of horror movies, make it a habit to always carry reusable bags with you. Buy extras and store them in your trunk, at your office desk, in your bag or briefcase. Then make a promise to always use them.
  8. Bike it
    Changing to bike commuting? Great! But if that sounds like too big of a task, bite off a smaller chunk and commit to using your bike for shorter trips. Anything less than 2 miles should be a snap and will significantly cut your carbon footprint!
  9. Become a vampire slayer
    Make sure you’ve got everything you can plugged into power strips, then turn them all off when they’re not needed. Plug in your chargers, the TV, game system, DVD player, stereo, the works. Anything that has a plug and doesn’t need to be constantly running (like a refrigerator) can be unplugged, or switched off with a power strip. You can save as much as 10% on your energy bill every year, all with the flip of a switch.
  10. Take a weekend off meat
    Take two days a week and go vegetarian. You’ll decrease your carbon footprint by a whopping 33%. It’s surprisingly easy, and you can double your efforts and freeze the results for easy meat-free meals the next week.
  11. Power up with green
    Look into ways to switch to green power. And no, it doesn’t mean you have to install solar panels and tankless water heaters, though those things are nice. Just call your local energy company and ask about their green alternatives. You might just be surprised.
  12. Go solar
    OK, we just said we don’t mean installing solar panels, and we don’t. We’re talking about simple, easy, portable outdoor lighting. Light up your nights with solar-powered lanterns.
  13. Ditch the incandescents
    Once and for all, give up the incandescents. Search out any lightbulbs you haven’t replaced and swap them out for CFLs or LEDs. And if you’ve got aging CFLs, consider upgrading to an LED instead. Don’t want to face that big-box home improvement store? Order online. Really. It’s that easy.

資料來源: go.asia 

圖片來源: Bambeco