Cate Blanchett is one celeb that is known for her green ethics. The famous beauty has been widely reported to have made it her personal mission to turn the Sydney Theater companies building green…not literally although that would be amusing to find the building simply painted green
Joking aside Cate has generously stated she wants to kit the building out with energy efficient and environmentally friendly additions such as rainwater systems and solar panels. Cate is one celebrity that does not just do stunts like this for publicity – this is proven by the fact that her very own Sydney home is very eco friendly and also has features such as solar panels.
Well done Cate!
Here are some of our quick tips for going green at home. All of these tips are easy to follow, don’t take much time or effort and can be done by all of us. Best of all they will help reduce your bills:
- Look at your lamps and lights….are you still using traditional bulbs? if so then this is the first way you can save cash by going green at home. Instead of traditional bulbs opt for fluorescent light bulbs (also known as CFL). They can be picked up at all DIY shops and even your local supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsburys. By switching to a CFL you will cut your energy use down by 75%!!! Not only that but if you go for a 25 watt CFL bulb they will last around 10,000 hours, which is about 10 times more than the average 75 watt bulb we all usually have. In terms of cash that would save you around $83 as the bulb lasts longer and uses less energy!!
- Our next tip is even easier and if followed will save you around $200 each year….all you need to do is unplug all appliances that have a lovely LED light on them when you go out, go on holiday or go to bed. This includes things such as your TV, radio and computer. Of course your partner or room-mates may not appreciate the fridge being turned off each night…so you can probably skip that one
- Our final easy green tip may require a little effort but it’s still very simple. If you have old mobiles or electronics lying around the house or in the kitchen drawer then do not simply throw them away…instead recycle them with companies who will pay for them! Yip that’s right those old brick sized phones are of use and best of all you can make some cash from them. Look on the net for companies that recycle phones such as http://www.fonenet.com just send your phone off to them following their instructions and then you will receive payment according to the age and condition of the phone which can be anything from £10 to over £200!!