My name is Amanda. I am married with 3 gorgeous kids, living in Auckland, New Zealand.

Since becoming a mum I have reflected on the beautiful New Zealand that I was so blessed to grow up in. I look around and see how our country is changing over the years and realize that my children and my children’s children will not enjoy that same blessing if we collectively continue to treat the planet the way we do. That saddens me and I am committed to making environmentally-friendly changes in my life and to raise my kids to be mindful of the environment in their lifestyle choices. Hopefully I can be a good example.

The task of saving our earth seemed a little overwhelming to me. So instead of putting it in the ‘too hard’ basket and doing nothing, I decided to break the task down into more achievable ‘bits’. I’m committing to make small, achievable changes regularly (at least 4 per year), in a bid to ‘do my bit’.

This website is a diary of my journey. I hope it inspires you to consider how you can be more environmentally-friendly. There are others out there who are far more committed and inspiring than I, whom I greatly admire. I am just a regular consumer trying to make one small, positive change at a time - because I believe that if we all do a little, collectively it adds up to a lot.

I have called this site EcoMum because my children are my motivation to care for this earth our God has given us to be stewards over. The reality is that we probably won’t feel the effects of our mistreatment of this Earth, it is the future generations that will. Let’s ‘do our bit’ to ensure a bright future for them.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mobile Phone Disposal

Did you know that in NZ, on average, mobile phones are now being replaced every 18 months. That means you probably have one or two hanging around the house to dispose of! I've got one from the jurassic period in the kids toy box. Well you may be interested to know that over 90% of the materials in mobile phones (and their accessories, e.g. batteries and chargers etc) can be recycled and recovered and used to make new products. Telecom and Vodafone, the two major suppliers of mobile phone networks, now have collection schemes in place. Click here to find out more. Mobile phones contain a number of heavy metals which are toxic, and if thrown into the landfill or illegally dumped, as the handset and battery degrade they could release heavy metals into the soil and groundwater. So please dispose or your mobile phone, and its accessories, responsibly.
Helping to preserve our soil and groundwater.

No comments:

Post a Comment