One South African family will change their home to help change the world. Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: "We've always had good intentions, but haven't been sure about where to start.
So we're taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we'll be getting help with training and a sponsored green 'makeover'." The Ngewanas are improving their habits and will install energy-efficiency and green equipment, to show others how to save money by going green.
Zwelethu the Father explains: "Our goal is to cut our electricity consumption by 15% with 'no cost' changes and with equipment take this to 40% percent in just three months". They are also aiming to reduce water by 20% and recycle 75% of their waste, and they are challenging other South Africans to join them in taking action at home.
Starting this week, South Africans can learn and save along with the Ngewenas, following their journey at www.mygreenhome.org.za and on Twitter (@mygreenhomesa). The website has useful advice and resources to get started, based on cost criteria. Regular competitions will reward people who participate, with a range of green prizes and a grand prize of another 'green home makeover'.
Article courtesy SA Good News