Today, April 22, we are celebrating Earth Day. These celebrations are to remind us of the importance of paying attention to nature in everyday life. And so the owner of Woolville, Martin Bernátek, planted a tree for our company, as a symbol of respect for nature. But it doesn't end with one tree. If we want to do something more for the environment today, we can start, for example, by changing common habits.
1. ESTABLISH A HABIT TO DRINK FROM NATURAL RESOURCES
Drink tap water to avoid buying plastic bottles often. A more ecological option is to purchase a glass water bottle from which no dangerous substances are released after repeated use. You can bring it to work every day, which reduces the consumption of plastic and waste produced. You don't just have to drink it unflavoured, you can flavor it with lemon, grapefruit or seasonal fruit from the garden. And in addition to important hydration, don't forget to supplement your body with the necessary vitamins after a long winter.
2.REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION IN THE HOUSEHOLD
Most people today take drinking water for granted and use it recklessly. But the source of water is not unlimited. Therefore, save water when showering, washing your hair and brushing your teeth, and use only what you need. The same applies to the use of cosmetics. Ideally use natural organic products and do not waste them unnecessarily.
Unfortunately, we also flush the toilet with drinking water, so consider purchasing an economical flushing toilet that regulates water consumption. These appear to be very small operation, but due to the frequency of use, consumption will certainly decrease on your bill. Also, flowers and trees in the garden do not need to be watered with tap water. Spring water, water from a well, or barrels can be used to capture rainwater, which plants will very much welcome.
3. CONSIDER WAYS TO REDUCE POLLUTION
Benefit your body and the planet by going to work on foot or by bike. Enjoy the fresh air. In winter you just need to dress warmly and in summer you can enjoy the pleasant sunshine. If you need to travel a greater distance, use public transport, or at least carpool with family, friends, or colleagues.
4. SORT YOUR RUBBISH
Because humanity produces a large amount of waste that accumulates, the only solution is to reduce consumption of poorly degradable materials. Introduce sorting into your home responsibilities. You can sort paper, plastics, glass, beverage cartons, metal, electrical waste and biological waste. You can also involve children in the process, make it a game and it will entertain them. When buying food and household items, try to reduce artificial materials and replace them with natural ones that do not burden nature.
5. BUY FOR QUALITY AND ONLY WHAT YOU NEED
We are all surrounded by things we don't need. Therefore, think carefully about whether the next new thing will be in your house, dusty and unused. First and foremost, we should clear out all things that are in storage and unused. You can donate a lot of accessories, clothes or even furniture that you don't need to family, relatives, friends, charity or shelters. Once you have created a place for a new thing, choose goods from truly quality natural materials. Such things will last you much longer.
WISE ADVICE FROM THE GARDEN FROM OUR GRANDMA
Finally, we have some wise advice from our grandmothers about natural pests. We believe that they can save you a lot of worries in the garden in this spring.
ARE YOU FIGHTING SLUGS IN THE GARDEN?
Prevent damage from these garden pests by planting aromatic plants and herbs such as lavender, thyme, wormwood, dill or garlic in the garden. If they do appear in the garden, you can collect the slugs in a container, take them to the forest (because they travel up to 50 meters per night), or boil them with hot water. Try to catch them right after the rain, this is when you will catch the most of them.
HOW TO PROTECT VEGETABLES BEFORE HARVEST?
If you like homemade fresh lettuce, cucumbers and other vegetables and you do not have a greenhouse, it is advisable to hide the growing fruits. Old or perforated nylons will be perfect for this, which you can put on the veggies thanks to their flexibility. This will prevent nibbles from crittters on your vegetables.
DO YOU HAVE MOLES IN THE GARDEN?
You can get rid of them in a natural way. Just as slugs are bothered by aromatic plants, planted yarrow or garlic easily discourages moles. If they do find a place in your well-kept lawn, call the children for help. Moles are bothered by noise, earthquake and odors. So let the kids have fun on the lawns over the weekend and the moles will move out. If you do not have children, take a tuft of fur or dog hair, wrap it in nylons and insert directly into the mole hill. Because moles have a developed sense of smell and they clearly hate these smells, they will not return.