Last month, to help launch the Two Oceans Aquarium's new Smart Living Challenge Zone, an interactive digital learning/play zone that was developed in collaboration with the City Of Cape Town, we organised a Twitter chat with co-hosts the WWF South Africa, GreenPop and Rethink the Bag.
We asked our panel and the wider Twittersphere questions about eco-friendly living centered around water, waste, energy and biodiversty, with the aim of generating new and imaginative ideas that you, our audience, could implement at home in order to have a lighter, friendlier footprint.
The key take out from the day was this: smart living starts at home.
How many of these smart-living tactics for energy management and biodiversity conservation have you, or will you, employ at home?
Turn your geyser down from 70*C to 60*C - you won't feel the difference and you can save up to 5% on your electricity bill #SmartLiving— Two Oceans Aquarium (@2OceansAquarium) December 8, 2015
Biodiversity is the web of life. Visit a nature reserve. Speak up for the environment - our lives depend on it. #SmartLiving— Two Oceans Aquarium (@2OceansAquarium) December 8, 2015
Give thanks to nature for the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink. We cannot be without nature #SmartLiving— Helen Lockhart (@2OceansHelen) December 8, 2015
Form a close relationship with nature, hike, cycle, swim, picnic, kayak, plant trees, soak up sun shine, breathe.......... #SmartLiving— Rethink the Bag (@rethinkthebag) December 8, 2015
Nature is not out there, it is home #SmartLiving— Helen Lockhart (@2OceansHelen) December 8, 2015