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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:46 am 
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really cool idea Zax :D 8) :clap: will try to log on via the celfone as wont be around a PC then :wink:


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I will switch the tap off while I brush my teeth, Zax. Will start practising tonight!
I also only put as much water as I need in a kettle before boiling it. Howzat for a suggestion for other forumites!

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I will pledge to put on another sweater instead of turning the heating up.Will log on Tuesday 22nd :thumbs_up:

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I will also log in on Tuesday but my pledge is going to be difficult !!!
I already switch the tap off while brushing teeth
I already recycle all glass, plastic, paper, polystyrene cardboard etc.
We have solar tank for hot water.....
We use energy saving lightbulbs....
Mmmmmmm...let's think now....is it a compost heap I have to start......come on fellow forumites give me some more ideas...:hmz:
Just don't tell me to stay at home to save deisel...that is just NOT going to work!!! :evil:
AND don't tell me to switch of my computer to save electricity...that means no forum...NOT going to work either!!! :evil: :wink:

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I will switch the tap off while I brush my teeth, Zax. Will start practising tonight!
I also only put as much water as I need in a kettle before boiling it. Howzat for a suggestion for other forumites!


I already do that BB..the kettle thing....maybe I must remember to make the tea when the kettle boils..not go back and have to boil it again :roll: ...and remember to drink my tea before it gets cold :roll: ...so as to avoid warming it up in the microwave....you see what happens when you get engrossed in the forum!!! :clap:

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Good idea to help each other with ideas here MN!

What about collecting the water that runs to waste while you waiting for your shower to warm up in a bucket, and using it water ones plants.

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Good idea to help each other with ideas here MN!

What about collecting the water that runs to waste while you waiting for your shower to warm up in a bucket, and using it water ones plants.


Not a bad idea there DB...I used to do that when we had water restrictions here in Cape Town......I couldn't stand to see my plants dying...
But then I replaced them with aloes and succulents...so now they don't need much water. We also replaced the grass verge outside with stones...requires no watering or mowing...now that was a good idea! We stuck a few aloes in ....and I have never ever watered them since......but it looks quite presentable! :lol:

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Well my pledge is going to be to cut my use of plastic bags. I already refuse them when I'm getting small amounts of shopping (and boy do I get some strange looks) but I always forget my "bags for life" when I do a big shop and I have a plastic bag mountain at home. So that will be my pledge.

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I will put a canvas bag in my car to keep there for bits of shopping.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:19 am 
Morning guys

This is really fantastic...

Let me also throw in a few - my pledge is to spend less time in the shower - cos that's my fave place to think... really wasteful :redface:

What we do about hot water is boil a kettle, make the tea/coffee and then the other water in the kettle gets poured into a thermos for the next person coming for brekkie etc.

we do the bucket thing for extra water and it works great - we even have two 50 liter drums in our garden which we open when it rains to collect water for the garden. It gets closed after to prevent evaporation.


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I will put a canvas bag in my car to keep there for bits of shopping.


If I remember correctly BB you have one with 'Sanparks ' written all over it..... :wink:

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Belated welcome Zakiya and know you have the whole forum behind you on this fantastic project :clap: :clap:


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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:54 pm 
Thanks Kathy

you guys are really fabulous and I'm glad to be a part of this

so to all of you, a BEEEEEEG THANK YOU :clap: :clap: :clap:


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I will put a canvas bag in my car to keep there for bits of shopping.


If I remember correctly BB you have one with 'Sanparks ' written all over it..... :wink:
The very one MN!

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Maybe I will just spend much more time in the caravan in Kruger - definitely reduce my electricity usage that way!

But seriously I already use low-energy bulbs, only turn on TV when there is something I want to watch, use gas for water heating (and only turn it on when I need it so no pilot light burning) and cooking, and always have a lightweight nylon bag with me for shopping so no plastic bags needed, and my garden does not get watered...... Perhaps the first idea was best after all!

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