The Sustainable Living Project
Sustainable Living Project
That is why we have come up with the Sustainable Living Project - a movement that is designed to help you make small changes in your homes in order to save energy, conserve water, recycle & reduce waste, live healthier. We want to show you what we believe in, and how you can create this in your own home.
You need not take our word for it. From 7 July 2017 to 24 July 2017, sign up for your chance to experience sustainable living at your own home.
Sign up for Sustainable Living Project
Co-worker stories - Azirum
Meet Azirum, our Learning and Development Manager at IKEA Cheras. He lives with his wife and three young children in a rented three-bedroom apartment in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. The family will be moving to their own house next year.
“Staying in a rented place means I’m investing in products that are easy to assemble and don’t require permanent fixture. IKEA storage solutions keep the house organised and save us a lot of space!”
“Living with two children and a baby means we generate a lot of waste! Before taking on this project, the garbage bin in our place was full everyday. With SORTERA recycling bins, we separated used diapers and food waste from recyclables and reduced waste by 50%.”
“We home cook food for our kids because the school canteen tends to be expensive. We keep leftovers in the fridge and use FÖRTROLIG food containers to keep them fresh. We find we save money and waste less food.”
“I like to sleep in total darkness.HOPPVALS cellular blind helps block the street lights at night and blocks daytime heat while letting some sunlight into the room. It’s more comfortable. Now my kids play in here too!’’
Co-worker stories - Zulilena
Meet Wan Zulilena. She has been working part time as a Customer Service Greeter and in Småland at IKEA Cheras since 2005. She lives in a condominium with her husband, who is mostly away because of his job, a daughter and two cats. When the government implemented a regulation for waste separation in Negeri Selangor, she found our Sustainability Living Project to be the perfect opportunity to start recycling.
“The habit of recycling has made me more conscious of how much I was consuming before. Now every time I want to buy something I stop to think if it is something I really need”
"We used to have many garbage bins around the house. With SORTERA recycling bins we decided to station our waste in one place. As a result we are more aware of the amount of waste we generate and therefore we purchase less. This habit helps us save money in the end."
"I do not enjoy cooking but love eating and sharing home-cooked food with co-workers, friends and family. I can cook one big batch of Laksa Johor and keep it for two to even six months in the freezer in FÖRTROLIG food containers. Sometimes I make sambal and keep it in a KORKEN jar. At any given time, I can bring them to a pot luck lunch in the office."
"LED lights are an investment; they may be more expensive to purchase but they last longer and save money in the long run. My electrical bills have reduced by 30% since changing all the 30 lightbulbs in my house. They are easy to replace. I can do myself even when my husband is not at home."
Come and experience what one family of four living in an 55 sqm home could achieve by taking little actions toward sustainable living in these three areas - reduce water usage, reduce energy consumption and reduce waste and recyle! As you will see, little changes add up to benefit not only the planet but also the family’s sense of well-being – and their wallets. They saved more than RM 3,130 in a year.
We hope our “Sustainable home” will inspire you to implement some of these ideas. Because when we add up all these small steps, a big change can happen.
We welcome 15 guests per session of the Sustainable Home Tour. Please see our schedule below and if you are interested to join our tour, please register here! The meeting point is at our Sustainable Home in the Living area (Home 1) in IKEA Damansara and the Dining area in IKEA Cheras.
|Sat 22 July||11:00 - 11:45||14:00 - 14:45||15:15 - 16:00|
|Sun 23 July||11:00 - 11:45||14:00 - 14:45||15:15 - 16:00|
|Fri 28 July||16:00 - 16:45||18:00 - 18:45|
|Sat 5 August||11:00 - 11:45||14:00 - 14:45||15:15 - 16:00|
|Sun 6 August||11:00 - 11:45||14:00 - 14:45||15:15 - 16:00|
|Friday 21 July||11:00 - 11:45||16:00 - 16:45|
|Sun 23 July||11:00 - 11:45||16:00 - 16:45|
|Sat 29 July||11:00 - 11:45||16:00 - 16:45|
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