Born and brought up in East Africa, a country called Tanzania! I have lived with the minimum amount of resources available to me, and learned how to use it for the most amount of time. And knowing how things work in both sides of the world, I can tell you, not to be biased BUT people in America, takes things for granted and DO NOT cherish what they have.
YOU DO NOT have power cuts (electricity) cuts 12 hrs a day, YOU DO NOT have water shortages MORE THAN 6 months in a yr, due to lack of rain… and corruption so much that no aid ever gets to the people who really need it, sad but true. BUT still they care about the environment, they know how to live with little and get the most out of it.
5 LITTLE THINGS THAT WE DO! IN NORMAL DAY LIVES! THAT MAKES SO MUCH DIFFERENCE
1. SWITCH OFF. THE LIGHTS OR ANY OUTLET WHEN YOU DONT USE IT!
2. TURN OFF. WATER WHEN NOT USING IT! IE. BETWEEN SHOWERS, BRUSHING, WASHING UTENSILS!
3. REUSE THE WATER, IE. DIRTY WATER FROM THE DISHES CAN BE USED TO WATER PLANTS.. HINT HINT! N SAVE RAIN WATER FOR IRRIGATION
4. DONT NOT USE DISHWASHER / WASHING MACHINE, WHEN YOU CAN DO THE JOB YOURSELF.
5. BIKE/WALK EVERYWHERE
N NO! ARTIFICIAL GM CROPS PRODUCED! OR BOUGHT! EVERYTHING IS FRESH GROWN AND FRESH SOLD! THAT CREATES FOOD, JOB, AND ECONOMY BOOM!:D:D:D:D:D
LINKS that show the TRUE TANZANIA GOING GREEN EFFORTS:
ECO TOURISM – http://www.utalii.com/General_Informaton/culture.html
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN – http://www.rttz.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Best-practises-in-Tanzania-Sustainable-Building-Design-for-KIUMA-Matemanga.pdf
By: Chitra Patel