drought or unreliable, expensive electricity made you consider how you can save
water, conserve energy and run a more sustainable home or business?
recent months many South Africans have been impacted by severe water
restrictions – and this on the heels of the load shedding that was experienced
across the country. Many want to lessen their impact on very scarce natural
resources, but just don't know how.
Nedbank sustainability guides – which can be downloaded below next to each
category – offer households and business owners useful knowledge and practical
tips about living and working in ways that lessen their impact on our country's
scarce resources and help to preserve its natural heritage for the benefit of
current and future generations.
The Nedbank Smart Living Guide informs
families on ways in which they can implement sustainable practices in all areas
of their lives and households, helping them to live smarter and save money.
was launched at the end of 2013, the Nedbank
Smart Living Guide on average has been accessed online more than 500 times
a month, with 1 500 copies printed. Brigitte Burnett, Head of Sustainability
for the Nedbank Group says this illustrates the growing numbers of South
Africans who want to act more sustainably and are taking proactive steps in
their homes and businesses to do so.
The Nedbank Biodiversity Guide developed
with Pam Golding and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, builds on the information
contained in the Smart Living Guide
by delivering practical information on ways in which South Africans can
encourage and preserve vital natural biodiversity in their gardens – whether a
large estate or small balcony-sized green space.
says, 'As South Africans we must address the environmental challenges our
planet faces together. The guides provide easy-to-follow tips and strategies
designed to make sustainable living and working a reality for people from all
walks of life and companies of every size.'
following the guidelines in the Nedbank Carbon Footprint Guide,
business owners can do something to limit their impact. Developed in
partnership with the Sustainability Institute and the University of
Stellenbosch, the guide focuses on the effective measurement, monitoring,
reporting and verification of any organisation's carbon footprint.