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  • Fun in the Sun this Festive Season

    The festive season is nearly upon us. Luckily here in South Africa we can enjoy a lovely, warm, sunny Christmas. To take advantage of this great weather, what’s better than having a Christmas braai? Here are some tips to really enjoy your patio and pool in an environmentally friendly way.

    Why Energy Efficient Lighting?

    You can create a fantastical land in your backyard while keeping your family safe with Sustainable.co.za’s range of energy efficient lighting options. Our price range is diverse enough to fit any budget and any need. LED and Solar fairy lights can capture the imagination of your friends and loved ones, while providing quite a few benefits. They may cost more than your average 60W bulb but are definitely worth the investment.

    LED Fairy lights

    LED lighting options have proven to be a better option than standard lighting. Firstly, they are energy efficient; the fact that they produce more light per watt than incandescent bulbs means you save on the cost of buying regular lighting in the long run.  Secondly, they last longer than incandescent lights, so you can use the fairy lights for quite a few festive seasons. They are also more durable and robust than conventional light bulbs, so they can survive any boy’s imagination (or lack thereof). They operate at a lower temperature, which translates to less energy wasted through heat, and can save you a pretty penny on your electric bill. Finally, they don’t contain the toxins that are usually present in incandescent bulbs, such as mercury. Unfortunately, this means that any dreams of becoming a superhero after exposure to harmful chemicals are thwarted. We at Sustainable.co.za like you just the way you are.

    Solar lighting can make a great alternative to LED lights while still reaping the benefits.solar colour fairylights In order for the solar fairy lights to remain enchanting all night, the solar panel will need about 6 hours of charge a day. There are 50 lights per string and the string is about 5m long. They are also rather versatile. You can mount the panel in the garden with the spike, or directly to a vertical surface. And then there’s the qualifying factor that makes them true fairy lights, which is that they can be in either blinkable or non-blinkable mode.

     

     

     

     

     

    Daymaker: Solar Flood Lights

    Keeping your family and loved ones safe is top priority while having fun. The best way to do that, while still enjoying your garden, is by investing in flood lights. All Sustainable.co.za’s lighting options are energy efficient, allowing you to enjoy your garden while saving you money in the long run.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    consol solar jar

    For those intimate festive evenings, we suggest our solar consol jars. Their soft, warm light, which is safely housed in a beautiful 1-litre Consol Classic preserve jar, can create the perfect romantic atmosphere. It is literally bottled sunshine. The LED lights are powered by sunlight which is harnessed through solar paneling fitted on the lid.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Badu Solar pool pump

     

    It is statistically proven that the rate of belly-flops increase during our summery festive season. In order to ensure that they take place in clean pools that also take advantage of the abundance of energy from the sun, it would be a good idea to invest in one of the solar pool pumps.

    Standard electrical pool pumps generally wreak havoc on your electricity bill and should be replaced as soon as possible. We now have a comprehensive solution for your pool of up to 60 000 litres. Sustainable.co.za’s solar powered pool pumps are easy to install and packaged for your convenience – they also have a lifespan of approximately 20 years and require virtually no maintenance. We have a wide range of pumps, all innovatively engineered, to suit your budget and save you money in the long run. Because not all solar pool pumps are created equal; before you buy one, make sure you have considered your pool’s needs.

     

     

     

     

    Amongst the hustle and bustle of this modern age, the moments we share with all our family and loved ones are too few and far between. At Sustainable.co.za, our ultimate goal is for those rare, cherished moments to be even more memorable. We hope you have a very merry festive season of sustainability with all your loved ones.

     

     


  • Tinsel Time: Top Tips for Celebrating a Green Christmas

    green-christmas decorations

    Advent calendars are lining supermarket shelves, end-of-year functions are looming closer and the frenzy that is the festive season is just around the corner. Traditionally, this period is all about giving, but why not make this year about taking? That is, taking the right steps towards celebrating a green Christmas.

    Tree Time

    The Christmas tree is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the Christmas period. Going green, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to plant a piece of foliage in your living room for a few weeks. You can use recycled materials, cardboard etc. to fashion a work of art, under which Santa can deliver your behaviour-dependent rewards. Continue reading

  • Sustainable.co.za Bestsellers List - Get the Gift of Green Living this Christmas

    ‘Tis the season for a sustainable celebration, which is why we’ve decided to release our best sellers list for gift inspiration. A notoriously expensive time of year for home owners, buy smart and think ‘green’ this Christmas. Spread some environmental cheer by decorating your home with energy-savers that will conveniently pay themselves off in the long run.

    Sustainable.co.za’s Top 5 Bestsellers List

    1. Consol Solar Jar

    Light up your house and garden with our fabulous Consol Solar Jar. Receiving the nickname “bottled sunshine” in rave reviews by satisfied customers, this beautiful 1-litre Consol Classic preserve jar encases solar-powered LED lights that serve a very practical function. A smash hit amongst campers, decor enthusiasts and wedding planners alike, the Solar Jar is South Africa’s first choice of solar light, and should definitely be added to your Christmas list this December! Continue reading

  • I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas Gift

    green Christmas giftThis Christmas, consider the gift of giving not only for your loved ones, but also for the environment, that provides us with so much more than just Christmas trees and snow (in the Northern hemisphere at least). Green Christmas gifts and the festivities of the season not only present the opportunity to make resolutions that can progress into healthy everyday domestic habits, but can also teach us to conserve water and energy during a time of excess and indulgence. In order to help you enjoy a green Christmas this year, we’ve created four great green Christmas gift packs that will help Christmas shine brighter using half the energy, by packaging favourite eco products into an efficient and cost effective bundle. Continue reading

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