Living ‘green’ doesn’t just mean thinking about global warming, feeling sad about it, switching off the lights during the earth hour and forgetting about it. It is to implement environmental friendly activities as a habit in our daily lives.
- Turn off the lights and fans if you’re the last one to come out of the room.
- While using the laptops, don’t keep it on direct current. Use the battery as long as you can and then charge it when it is discharged. Charging the battery unnecessarily reduces the life of the battery and also reduces the backup. Same is the case with mobile phones.
- When you turn off the television and don’t turn off the main switch, the LED light at the front of the TV is ON and that is still consuming energy.! So make sure you turn off the main switch as well.
- Always remove the plug of the electronic device from the socket after the work is done. Even putting the plug in the plug point wastes energy.
- When washing hands with soap, turn off the tap when applying soap, and turn it on again for washing.
- Use bubble taps (Don’t know the exact name 😛 ), taps that turn the water into lot of bubbles while coming out. They waste less water than the taps that directly give plain water. A running tap can waste over six liters per minute
- Using waterless car wash products to wash cars, boats, motorcycles and bicycles. This could save up to 150 gallons of water per wash.
Sincerely follow the “THREE R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Instead of thinking hard as to how to manage all the waste, avoid generating the wastes in the first place.
INSTEAD OF USE THIS
- Plastic/Paper cups————————————–Bring a washable mug
- Printing on single side———————————Use both the sides for printing matter
- Buying new scratch pads everytime—————-Use the blank sides of used documents
- Buying a new book————————————–Take off the remaining empty pages of – other books and bind them together to – make another book.
- Electronic energy pigs———————————-Use star rated electronic devices. They – save a lot of energy and also reduce the – bills.
- Bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil——————-Reusble container
- Paper lunch bags—————————————-Reusable, washable lunch box
- Old mugs can be used as pen holders. Even empty tissue boxes will do the job.
- Use re-writable CDs instead of regular, normal CDs. They can be used again and again.
- Don’t tear open the gift wrap paper of your gifts, take some time and open it properly. You can use that paper again for some other gift. (Please note that here you’re not being overly stingy, you’re just saving paper, and some trees!
Once an item reaches the end of its life, don’t send it to the trash can. Think about it a little philosophically. It has served you a lot and it certainly deserves a better place than a trash can! Send it back to the beginning of its life so that it can start over again as a new item. That is, Recycle it.
Some facts about recyclying : (Source Internet)
- Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours
- Making aluminum cans out of raw materials takes 19 times the amount of energy than it takes to recycle a can.
- Glass never wears out. It can be recycled forever.
- Recycling one ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil and 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- Recycling one ton on newspapers saves 15 trees
Anyone remember Captain Planet from Cartoon Network?? The last three words of every episode used to be these:Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Well friends, its time we actually start implementing those three very important words……
I’m on this completely.. Are you??????????