10 Ways to Give Back to Nature

The beautiful planet Earth sustains us, provides us with shelter from the elements and beautiful things to look at every day. It is our duty to give a little back each day for the massive quantities we receive, and we can do this in both small ways and big ones. Aim to make small changes …

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Stain Fighters!

We know how annoying staining your clothes could be. Here is a list of ingredients that could help remove stains; the good news is that these could be commonly found at any household! Before you get started, here are a few ground rules that will make your stain fighting more effective: Remember to treat stains …

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Earth friendly living

Double up Configure your office printer or copy machine so it prints on both sides of the page. Put it to sleep If you’ll be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes, change it to “sleep” mode. BYOB Bags, that is. Take your own bags to stores, preferably cloth bags that are durable. …

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Points to consider when composting

Compostable materials: Fruits and vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, nut shells, shredded newspaper, cardboard, paper, yard trimmings, grass clippings, houseplants, hay and straw, leaves, sawdust, wood chips, cotton and wool rags, dryer and vacuum cleaner lint, hair and fur. What not to compost:  Coal or charcoal ash, diseased or insect-ridden plants and …

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Water Conservation

Conserve water at home Wasting water is one of the biggest ways individuals impact the health of the planet. Taking measures to use less water is something you can start doing right away. If you live in an area with a water shortage, this is even more important for the health of your region’s environment. …

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Make your own compost

Making your own compost is the healthier and greener way to live. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of …

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Start a garden and be green!

small tip :- Start small and then expand gradually.   In a world that is fast becoming industrialised, machines and structures are taking over land space rapidly replacing the greenery in Sri Lanka. Relatively Sri Lanka has been able to retain and protect most of its greenery from anti-green individuals. However, as a long term …

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Household plants help brighten your home indoors

  Long stretches of walkways covered by shady trees and expansive grounds that house beautiful gardens are not strange sights in Sri Lanka. This island is blessed with the ideal climate to grow most plants. In comparison to the rural areas it’s hard to have a big garden in the city as we live in …

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A Short Dictionary for Herbs and Spices

  It’s common knowledge that growing your own herbs and spices creates both a wholesome feeling and a healthy diet. Fortunately Sri Lanka is blessed with a climate that is very conducive to growing your own produce such as vegetables and herbs. Below is a list of common herbs and spices found in Sri Lanka …

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Grow your own Herbs and Spices

  It’s common knowledge that growing your own produce helps cut costs on the monthly grocery bill. There something about growing your own veggies and herbs that give you satisfaction and also contribute to a healthy diet. Since Sri Lanka enjoys the luxury of a tropical climate, we can grow most of the necessary herbs …

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