PRO PLANNING FEATURE By Lelanie Slater
can save you
e all talk about ‘going green’. We mumble about the risks of coal as our source of fuel at dinner parties and some of us even have a compost heap in the back of our garden. But how green are we really? Going ‘green’ needn’t be difficult, or expensive. Here are six easy ways to up your green status.
Tip 1: Grow your own herbs and veggies. Living costs add up quickly. Before you know it, a ‘quick’ grocery run has added up to a few hundred Rand. Why not save your wallet and the planet by growing your own seasonal herbs and veggies. It is easier than you think. Seeds simply need fertile soil, some space, and plenty of water and sunlight to grow. By growing your own, you are reducing your carbon footprintno need for expensive, imported Aubergines from Malta. The added bonus is that your produce is 100% organic.
Tip 2: Harness the power of the sun. A great idea for saving on your power usage is to make use of solar powered lights. There are a multitude of options available, from the ‘peg it in the ground’ garden variety, to the more décor friendly Consol solar jar. Solar lights can be used inside or out, and are a great, earth friendly way to light up your garden.
April | May 2014
Profusion Magazine Issue 05 April/ May 2014 ISSN 2310 2578