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Stay at home and live sustainably
Enjoy some quiet time with your books while you stay at home
Chai time with your favourite books. Pic: Freepix.com

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.

Wangari Maathai

You’re stuck at home with a restricted way out. The TV runs throughout; binge watching and eating are your best bet. 

While nature outside is breathing a sigh of relief, we must be mindful of our resources indoors. 

Here are a few tips to keep yourself in check:

Don’t waste: Food, or energy. If you’ve been used to wasting those bits at the end of your meal, you may want to reconsider. Food is in short supply and countless are still stranded for a full meal a day. Cook what you like so that you don’t end up wasting.

Save your energy and don’t go out unless urgent. Do something productive like art.

Switch off the television: Read instead. Spend time getting to know those books on the shelves. Read to your kids or even have reading sessions with book buddies online.

Turn off the lights: Sitting at home doesn’t mean a fully lighted house. Turn off the lights and fans if you’re not in a room in the day time.

Eat veggies to stay healthy during Covid-19
Shop wisely. Eat healthy.

Shop wisely: Shopping carts have been overflowing these past few weeks. Don’t take what you don’t need. In a time of crisis panic buying can make us stock up on items that we don’t generally use. Make a list of the things you need in small quantity. With shops open, and home delivery options you can still get your essentials in case you run short.

Less is more:  It’ll be easy to turn back to wasteful ways once all this rolls back to normal. Be aware and plan a sustainable life ahead.

Here’s to a happy, stay at home time!

PS: How are you spending your time at home? Leave a comment and let me know. Would love to hear from you.

nicole

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