Tips for the home
At some point in your life, you most probably have asked yourself “how do I want to live?” While this is a perfectly reasonable question to ask when making life choices, did you also consider what impact your choice had or is having on the people and the environment around you?
For example, if you choose to own a car, did you consider what would happen if everyone in Seychelles also owned a car? Will there be enough fuel for everyone? Are there enough roads to avoid traffic jams? How much will it cost to maintain the roads so you can enjoy a smooth ride? Will there be more accidents? What will happen to all the old cars? What about pollution from your exhaust? What other transport alternatives are available to you?
Another way of looking at the consequences of your choice of lifestyle is to imagine how your children and grandchildren will be impacted by the choices you make today. Will they be able to enjoy the same advantages you do?
S4S aims to inform and encourage households in Seychelles to become more environmentally responsible. One way of doing this is by asking the basic question before taking action: is this a sustainable action? We provide straight forward advice and give practical tips that can be implemented according to your own needs and budget.
While it makes ecological sense to adopt environmentally responsible practices, it also makes financial sense. “Going green” no longer requires large investments in expensive technology. Small changes, such as turning off the tap while you brush your teeth or switching off the power to any electronic equipment at the wall socket when not in use, can save you hundreds of rupees in utility bills and the benefits are achieved immediately.