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the green power
Move to renewable sources
of energy. Buy devices that are more energy efficient. It will be
easier on your pocket in the long run and you will recover the initial
slightly higher cost in no time. Move to CFLs from incandescent bulbs
can make a great difference in energy consumption.
When leaving rooms, make
sure you switch off the fan, lights and other appliances. Unplug your
mobile phone charger as soon as its done charging.It helps to switch
off TV and music systems even though they have a sytandby function.
Some countries have made it mandatory for all new appliances to do
away with the standby button.
Keep your cars well tuned.
Do not idle your car for long periods.
Cycle or walk to your school
if its walking distance. Do the same for your neighbourhood market.
Remember walking is a good exercise.
Use public transport and
carpool wherever possible.
Get your car emission level
checked at regular intervals for efficient performance.
Remove extra weights from
your vehicle to reduce the fuel consumption.
Make sure that you carry
drinking water before setting off so that you are not dehydrated on
the way. While buying bottled water is convenient, it has a big carbon
Though it takes more time,
train journeys are kinder to the planet’s health than swooping
around in aircrafts.
Plant trees. Our green friends
are the best ways to trap and fix carbon to the ground and prevent
it from damaging the atmosphere. These activities will not only transform
you in to an eco-warrior, they will also be light on our pockets.
Do your weekly grocery shopping
while going out on an errand or while returning from work rather than
making special trips.
Make sure that the garbage
is segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable, collected
regularly and disposed in the correct manner.
Generate as little waste
as possible-especially paper.
Buy products with the least
possible packaging to reduce waste.
A considerable portion of greenhouse emissions relates to the production
of food, its packaging, and its transport to market. Choices of food
depend on factors like— health, costs, cultural and religious
considerations, ethical concerns, and little understood personal cravings
and temptations. Greenhouse and energy related concerns are normally
considered secondary when it comes to personal food choices. Vegetarian
or quasi-vegetarian diet is less consumptive of energy. Hence, its
Eat wisely. Choose foods
that are local, organic and low on the food chain whenever possible.
While exotic fruits and
vegetables from different countries are enticing, their transportation
leaves a carbon trail. Eat local food.
Compost organic waste.
Recycle paper and other
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