30 Actions for Gaia Challenge

01

COVER IT

Cover the pots and pans with a lid. It reduces the amount of energy required to boil water by 75%.

04

GO PUBLIC

Use public transport in replacement for driving as often as possible. You gain time to do other things when are not driving. Listen to podcasts, finish emails before you get home, etc…

07

PLASTIC REDUCTION

Reduce plastic bags by recycling, reusing and repurposing any plastic which you do purchase. Buy natural veggie bags for the supermarket and don't bag small goods for the trolley, Go Naked.

10

LEND A LITTLE

Investigate becoming a micro-lender and empower disadvantaged and young people to become entrepreneurs.

13

COMPOST

Save all your green waste from the kitchen and compost, or start a worm farm for your plants.

16

BUY BULK

Find your local bulk foods distributor. Plan ahead as it is cheaper and avoids plastic packaging.

19

CONSERVE WATER

Conserve, conserve, conserve. When ice-cubes are left over from a drink, don’t throw them away. Put them onto plants.

22

WINDOW GARDENING

Visit the nursery and buy small potted herbs and seeds to start a window box herb garden. Packaging from herbs can be avoided and they are better fresh.

25

ECO FRIENDLY CLEANERS

Find cleaning alternative for your home cleaning products. Bi-carbonate in very cheap and effective as well as environmentally friendly.

28

SECONDHAND

Next time you want to buy a household good, check out second hand listings. You may get better quality for the same price. You will definitely save money, and help the environmental impact of landfill.

02

GOLDILOCKS BOILING

Only fill the kettle to the amount of water needed. Not too much, not too little, just right.

05

CLEAN UP

Join a community clean up day, and use daily action helps maintain a clean and rubbish free environment. Pick up litter to stop it getting into our waterways and wild spaces.

08

PLANT-BASED DIET

Continue the process of converting completely to a plant-based diet. This is the fastest and biggest impact on Gaia you can have.

11

HOMELY GARDENS

Plant indigenous native plants to your region in your garden to attract birds and insects back to urban areas.

14

LIGHTS OUT

Be aware of the consumption and wastage of energy. Turn of lights in empty rooms. They don't need light.

17

SECOND LIFE

Next time you go clothes shopping buy from stores that recycle or donate a portion of their sales money to charities.

20

AIR DRY

Plan your clothes washing so you can air dry clothes on fine days. Avoid the use of a dryer as they are very energy heavy.

23

FOOD SOURCE

When purchasing foods, consider where they are from and the CO2 impact of imported and airfreight produce. Buy Local.

26

FAIRS FAIR

When shopping, buy fair-trade products to support the sustainable trade system, meaning employees are rewarded fairly for their work.

29

BE POSITIVE

Helping the planet starts at home with you and your actions. Everything you do helps, and encourages by example others to follow your impactful choices.

03

COLD WASH

Wash clothes in cold water as it uses much less energy.

06

COMPLEXITIES

Watch an environmental awareness film to understand the complex issues and impact which food, humanity and business economics have on the planet. Do your bit to spread the word where you can.

09

EL NATURAL

Stop buying bottled water if you can drink tap water. Plastic bottles are a environmental disaster which is easily avoidable. Consider a good water filter if the tap water is not tasty.

12

TURN IT OFF

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and soaping up in the shower. Limit your shower length to 3 minutes.

15

CUPPA

Carry your own cup in your bag so you can buy coffee and tea without using a paper cup. Many paper cups can’t actually be recycled due to the construction of them. Some discount as you bring your own.

18

BUY LOCAL

Branch out and support local farmers by buying your fresh food at local farmer’s markets.

21

SUCK IT UP

Never take the straws from food outlets. Buy bamboo ones to carry with you, or just drink it normally. Straws are an easy environmental fix if you chose not to use them.

24

PROTEIN SUBSTITUTE

Next meal, add more protein in the form of legumes as they have a lower environmental footprint than meat and dairy.

27

SEASONAL

Eat seasonal vegetables and produce. It tastes better, it’s cheaper, and its environmentally friendly.

30

NATURAL FIBRES

Washing clothes can be done with powder alternative which don’t pollute the water way. Find out about clothes washing ball alternatives also to reduce water consumption. Make sure you match the pH of the water.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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