Green Castle Challenge
In case you’ve always wondered what ZIWIRA means, it is “green castle”. Today we’re challenging you to turn your home into your very own green castle. You don’t have to do all of these at the same time, or even at all, but if you need more of a reason to get green, here it is. Any or all of these are completely viable as a permanent lifestyle change, but are also good as an occasional way to get yourself thinking more about the environment and how much of an impact your everyday life actually has on it. Caution, each successive challenge is more difficult than the last.
Get some green pets. Indoor plants are a great way to bring nature indoors, literally. Plants can be anything from herbs you would use in cooking to a small potted tree in the corner. They take a lot less looking after and make way less of a mess than other house pets and they actually help to improve the air quality in your room. Just remember to water once a day (depending on what you go for) and you’re all set!
Educate yourself. For each day of the week, try to learn, and implement if possible, a new, simple way to reduce, reuse or recycle. Saving animals bones after your meal to make a broth, buying organic apples instead of the conventional kind, anything …show more content…
For one day over the weekend (it’s often not possible to honestly do this throughout the week), turn everything off. That means no television, no internet, no cars or even lights. Everything in and out of your house should be turned off, with the possible exception of a refrigerator, for an entire day. This will give you an idea of exactly how much you’re consuming, in terms of daily power, and may just convince you to make changes in regular life, like remembering to turn lights off when you leave the room. Moreover, the search for something to do will bring you back to the beauty of nature as you enjoy a walk to the park or bike