Give your best to save environment by following a few simple going green tips. In return, it will give you a peaceful place to live in. Check out some tips for going green & saving the environment.

A Few Simple Going Green Tips To Save Environment

There are many schools of thoughts, movies, and documentaries today, which aim at bringing to fore the concept of global warming and the need to keep it in check. However, one that stands out from the rest is ‘The Inconvenient Truth’. The documentary captures Al Gore’s continued efforts and commitment towards preserving the global environment. In his words, the movie tries to show practically, not politically, the global climate crisis and how we need to ‘act boldly, quickly and wisely’. While various government, multinational corporations, and NGOs are relentlessly trying to mitigate the harmful effects of human actions on the environment, it is also the responsibility of individuals to do their part. For instance, in economic terms, it has become a trend to reduce the ‘carbon footprint’ and this has led to what is called trading in carbon points. I


n an attempt to reduce increasing concentration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, national and international parties developed a rating system made of carbon credits. One ton of carbon dioxide or equivalent gases (when reduced in terms of emissions) equal to one carbon credit. Carbon trading leads to financing of carbon reduction programs between various partners worldwide. This is one example of how efforts are being made on a global scale, to save the environment. While this may be beyond the individual level of contribution, it is possible for people to contribute to the 'Save Earth' program on a day-to-day basis, to help protect and save the environment. This is where the concept of 'going green' comes in. Even a few simple going green tips can help you save the environment to quite an extent. In case you want to know more about them, read on.

Tips For Going Green & Saving Environment
  • When not needed, close running water taps. By turning taps off while brushing teeth saves almost 4 gallons of water and a minute less spent in the shower saves 5 gallons. If you want to save even more water, try using a bucket of water for having a bath, rather than standing in the shower.
  • Use the dishwasher when it is full, instead of when there are only a few utensils. It will reduce the number of runs and with them, the amount of water and electricity used.
  • Does anybody know from where does the water in a bottle bought come from? Most bottled water companies use water from reserves meant for local consumption, the depletion of which only creates ‘water wars’. As per research findings, there are many detrimental long-term effects of such style of water consumption. So, say no to bottled water as much as possible.
  • Condition yourself not to get accustomed to buying bottled water. Instead, use a reusable container for your water needs. The reduction in bottled water consumption is more cost effective and helps in reducing harmful effects on the environment.
  • Soak in the sun and replenish Vitamin A in your body. During the day, reduce consumption of power and electricity, turn off lights and appliances whenever not in use. At night, turn off electrical appliances like computers and other devices before going off to sleep.
  • Using power saving equipment s, like solar powered lights, heaters or CFL bulbs, will also help immensely in conserving energy.
  • There are many ways to recycle. If you are unsure of how to go about doing it at home, make use of the many recycling organizations out there, which collect your paper, plastic, glass and metal waste and recycles it for you.
  • Consciously make an effort to decrease personal consumption of environmentally harmful products that cannot be recycled, such as plastics.
  • To reduce pollution, choose carpooling or bicycle to work. There have been noticeable benefits in various cities, which encourage cycling, carpooling, and environment friendly modes of transport.
  • Go green and use organic products in the home and office.

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