Ever since I moved over to the UK, I’ve seen the profile of green issues rising. My folks back home in New Zealand tell me that they’ve witnessed the same there too. So many people are taking more of an interest in the environment and that can only be a good thing.
At times, it can seem like we live in a rather cynical world. It’s nice to know, however, that it is possible for us all to work towards a shared goal of creating a better future. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to do a great job in providing something special for future generations.
I also believe that it’s possible to reach a better destination by taking a number of small, yet significant, steps. One innovation that’s caught my eye recently is a product that’s known as GiraDora.
It’s a pretty simple concept but one that has the potential to transform lives and to help with protecting the environment. It’s basically a combined washer and spin dryer. This one is a bit different to others that are available though: it’s human-powered!
Designed for use by families in the developing world, it can significantly reduce the time that it takes to get the washing done. It’s also incredibly cheap (priced at less than $40) and is specifically designed to help with reducing back pain, compared with the current manual practice of squatting over basin on the ground.
The unit is fully self-contained and offers a glimpse of how inventors can help to produce innovative and sustainable solutions. It’s something that I certainly applaud.
Check back regularly to read my views on the environment and saving energy.