Save the environment so that future generations can see this beautiful earth. Read on to learn about different simple ways to save the environment.

How To Save The Environment

We all are aware about the importance of saving the environment. Every other day we come across news and articles on global warming, oil spills, deforestation, etc and their impact on the environment. Most of us are acquainted with major environmental issues like burning of fossil fuel like coal, oil, natural gas, and gasoline and how they raise the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Since school we have been studying about greenhouse effects and global warming and what the significance of a healthy environment is and why should we take measures to conserve it. Nevertheless, how many of us have actually taken necessary steps to save the environment? You may think it is impossible for you to bring significant changes to the environment with your little contribution. However, it should be kept in mind that whatever small changes you can do for the environment is not futile. If each of us acts responsibly and start making changes at our own homes, together we will be able to save our environment that has made life possible on this beautiful planet. If you are ready to take up this agenda, then here are some simple tips to help you get started. Read on to learn more.

Saving The Environment
  • Switch to reusable products instead of disposables ones and try recycling things as much as possible. It has been estimated that by recycling half of the household waste, 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide production can be minimized annually.
  • Avoid using your personal vehicles as much as possible. Instead, opt for public transit vehicles. Check out options for carpooling to work or school. Instead of driving to the next block why not go walking or cycling? Not only do you save energy, but walking and cycling are great forms of exercise too.
  • If you have a backyard or a small piece of land in front of your house, start planting a tree. Plants are the only source that absorb carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and release oxygen. It is estimated that a single tree can absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime. If you don’t have enough space, keep small plant tubs in your doorway, balcony, and windows.
  • Remember to turn off the computer everyday and switch off the lights when you go out of your room. Encourage others to do the same and teach your kids this habit too. Even if you don’t care much about the environment, this practice will help reduce your electric bills.
  • Change your normal bulbs to compact fluorescent light or CFL bulbs. This step will definitely reduce your electric bill plus, they also give off 70 percent less heat than normal bulbs.
  • If you live in a cold climate, use an extra blanket and keep the temperature of the room heater moderate at all times. Just lower the thermostat temperature 2 degrees in winter and you could save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
  • Avoid getting a print of each and every document unless it is absolute necessary. Ask for electronic bills for your utility services instead of paper bills.
  • Avoid using animal products that involve their killing. Animal furs and ivories are some of the most common animal products that are used worldwide. Say no to these products and save animals.
  • Switch to natural compost instead of using chemical fertilizers. Composting is a great way to help recycling organic wastes to useful manures. 

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