Posted by Mia Mudge on 08 Jun 22


Green Living

Property News made the bold move to GO GREEN and here is why...

Going Green means living in a way that is not harmful to the environment. This way of life is becoming increasingly important, as we need to protect our planet from man-made damage. We can be intentional and make sustainable changes in order to lessen the negative effect that our daily lives usually contribute to. It is hard to know if our individual changes are making a difference, but the truth is that every positive action has a positive impact.

The obvious benefit of going green is that it leads to less pollution and fewer resources used. But there are many other benefits like saving time and money, encouraging healthier eating, avoiding exposure to toxins and challenging ourselves to be more resourceful. It also sets a great example for our children.

The Property News magazine will in future be printed on a bond paper. It is a strong, high quality, durable paper consisting of up to 100% rag pulp. It is available in environmentally friendly versions, including partially recycled or 100% recycled options. Components of 100% recycled bond may be, for example, 25% cotton, 30% post-consumer waste and 45% pre-consumer waste. Partially recycled paper may contain, for example, 50% virgin fiber and 50% recycled material in the form of 25% cotton, 15% post-consumer waste and 10% recovered waste fibers.

What are the 4 main benefits of going green?

    1.Reduce Pollution

    When you make the decisions based on an item's impact on the planet, you are having a direct effect on reducing soil, water and air pollution. Choosing to compost your food (for example) reduces methane gas produced in landfills which will, in turn, lower greenhouse gas emissions. If you choose organic food you are helping to keep harmful pesticides out of our soil and water. Recycling and reusing means less natural materials are being taken from the earth to make new ones.

    2.Preserve Wildlife

    By choosing to tread more lightly on the planet, you are directly helping to preserve wildlife. The paper we use at work on a daily basis is responsible for massive deforestation. By choosing recycled paper products, you are aiding in slowing the rate of extinction for animal living in the forest. Not only are our woodland creatures at risk, but so is our marine life. Take care and be mindful!

    3.Reduce Consumption

    Reducing consumption means creating less waste (especially in the kitchen) which means fewer things you have to toss in the garbage which means less of it has to go to landfills. Buying less and going green does not mean spending a fortune on organic food, solar panels or hybrid cars. At its core, green living is about moderation, efficiency and living less expensively. The more stuff you have the more you have to spend to take care of it. And this leads to the final point...

    4.It saves you money!

    A lot of the time when people start a green life they think they need to throw out all their "non-green" things and replace them with more eco alternatives. This is not always the case though. If you are, for example, choosing to get rid of paper towels you can either invest in un-paper towels or simply cut up old towels and t-shirts and use them as rags. Turning off the light when you leave the room save you money on your electric bill. You can save money on water costs by taking small steps in the bathroom to save/reuse water.

    We leave you with this quote and trust that you will walk with us on this road. . . making Namibia a better place for future generations!

    "I've always been a bit ambitious, but I do think the Green Party is the real opposition." - Caroline Lucas