We have breaking news for you – you can save the world and at the same time save your money! Sounds incredible?
After reading the booklet Guide for Wise Housekeeping you will be sure that this is absolutely possible. Holding this booklet in your hands, make a tour throughout your house and you will find many possibilities to arrange your housekeeping in a more economical way. Note, the booklet is in Lithuanian only.
For instance, if you turn off the tap when you brush your teeth you will be able to save hundreds of litres of water per year, and the quantity of greenhouse gas got to the environment will be reduced in up to 3 kg.
Turn off your computer and other equipment if you don‘t use it. Stand-by regime causes the increase of greenhouse gas in up to 7 kg per year.
Reduce the heat and your sleep will improve. You will consume 5% less of energy if you reduce the room temperature by 1 degree.
Cover the saucepan with lid. Making food this way, you will reduce energy consumption by up to 60%.
The changes in behaviour offered in this booklet will not have major effect to the quality of your life, and the impact on environment on the other hand will be massive. The booklet is prepared by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in
„Many of us think that the climate change processes are very slow. This is not true. Floods, droughts, storms are felt and seen several times per year. Climate change is a global problem as well as responsibility of every one of us, because the impact is caused by our daily routines of consumption and materials we use.
Architects together with the society search for the solutions in their projects which would allow reducing the negative urban development impact on the environment. To think and live ecologically is not a new fashionable trend, but an inevitable duty of today.
The compilers of this booklet present the useful ideas not only how to reduce the household impact on climate change, but also how to save money. I have a firm belief that these tips will live in your houses because every smallest action and input of every one of us has a greatest importance“.
Algirdas Kauspedas, Architect