Global warming is no more a topic of scientific theories; It has started affecting the global population.
Chile’s water-body disappears in a day’s time!!
If Chile’s citizens can wake up to such news, the next time it could be us.
So all of you wake up, or you could wake up to many more such startling news.
The choice is yours!!
Nuggets that help you to do your bit in reducing Global Warming
• Recycling does a lot of good. So the next time you use aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic, cardboard and newspapers make sure you put them in the proper place, so that it can be recycled. This can reduce your home’s carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds per year. Batteries, phones, and other electrical goods can also all be recycled
• Take your shopping bags back to the supermarket next time you shop saving energy and waste by reusing bags instead of accepting more disposable ones in each shop. Waste not only discharges CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, it can also pollute the air, groundwater and soil.
• Choose products that come with little packaging and buy refills when you can. You will also cut down on waste production and energy use!
• Avoid printing when it’s not required. Take printouts on both sides, use less tissue paper and see how it makes a difference. Simple changes in your printer settings can make a change. So take this small step and show that you care for the future generations.
• Covering your water heater with an insulation blanket will save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with just one simple action. You can save another 550 pounds per year by setting the thermostat no higher than 50°C.
• Use solar water heating systems instead of electric geysers.
Use the OFF switch
• Turn off lights when you leave a room, and use only as much light as you need.
• Turning off your television, PC, video player and stereo when you’re not using them rather than using the ‘Standby’ button will hugely impact the electricity you use.
Control Temperature efficiently
• Keeping your thermostat at reasonable temperatures in both the winter and the summer and turning down the heat whilst you’re sleeping or away during the day is a great energy saver. Setting your thermostat just 2 degrees lower in winter and higher in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
Drive less and Walk more
• Make sure your car is running efficiently. Regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emissions. When just 1% of car owners properly maintain their cars, nearly a billion pounds of carbon dioxide are kept out of the atmosphere.
• If you want to get fit and walk a little more, avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year!
• Use public-transport system. Try car-pooling when you know that people living around you are going to reach the same destination
Use Energy Efficient products
• Replacing regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs will not only save you money over the life of the bulb, they will also last 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat. If you can afford it, begin to replace older appliances in your home with more energy-efficient ones. These products will reduce your energy output and save money on your electricity bill.
Plant a Sapling
• Not only do they reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, but they can provide shade for your home (reducing energy costs) and can produce fruits that you won’t have to buy at the store. A single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime.
Screen-saver-A BIG NO!
• Change the power management settings on your PC to go into ‘sleep’ mode when not in use. The surge of power used by a CPU to boot up is far less than the energy used by the unit when left on for over 3 minutes. A computer left continuously running will emit 2161 pounds of CO2 in a year. Turning a computer off at night so it runs only 8 hours a day computes to a reduction of 810 kWh per year, or a 67% yearly savings
• Turn off the tap while washing your dishes or brushing your teeth and make sure to run washing machines or dishwashers with a full load.
• If you can, buy a low-flow showerhead to save hot water and about 350 pounds of carbon dioxide yearly.
• Reduce the temperature on your washing machine to lower your hot water use and the energy required to produce it. That change alone can save at least 500 pounds of carbon dioxide annually in most households.
• Repair all leaking taps and faucets. A drop of water saved could be your first step towards this revolution.
Each one Teach many
Persuading just one person to recycle with you, or to change the power settings on their PC will double your efforts. Tell 10 and you can really make a difference!
Wayn.com, Climatecrisis.net, NDTV news for helping me to understand the impact of Global Warming and share the same experience with all of you.
I am doing my bit to tackle Global warming. Are you doing yours?
Remember, We are doing this for our better tomorrow.
Thanks a ton for your co-operation!