Jun 062012
 

You will know about the issues of pollution and global warming caused by humans, after all it’s constantly mentioned in the media. Many of you may feel obligated to do something but you may not know what to do or where to start. Fortunately, there are a lot of relatively quick ways to help out, without having to be a hero. Here are some of the simple things you can do to contribute.

1. Whenever manageable, work on a laptop rather than a desktop computer
Whatever they do nowadays, most people likely use a computer a good deal. Laptops use approximately half the energy used by a desktop computer, so use a laptop if you have the choice.  Additionally, never mind being more affordable, laptops are light and compact and can be taken along to virtually all places you go to.

Laptops2. Try to walk rather than driving
It’s a terrible thing, but driving an automobile means pollution. The burning of fuel makes a car run, but a byproduct is carbon dioxide and other deadly fumes emitted into the air. The volume of gases from automobiles poisoning the atmosphere each day is huge, given the vast number of cars in use worldwide. By opting to walk and not drive, we can decrease the  extent of detrimental emissions. However, you can’t walk for every occasion but you should try to when there is opportunity to do so. Any quick trips by car can perhabs be replaced by walking without any real consequence. You’ll get a bit of physical exercise, save money, and bring down your personal tally of gas emissions.

people walking3. While brushing your teeth, shut the tap
As water is simply a turn of the faucet away, we use it without thinking, and waste a lot as we do so. Keeping the faucet turned on while you are brushing your teeth wastes water. Think how much water is wasted if you brush your teeth for two minutes with the tap on. A good idea is to just fill a cup with water and use that to rinse your mouth out because less water is squandered.

shut the tap4. A quick shower uses less amount of water
Take a shower instead of a bath, because it’s been found to be more efficient in terms of both water and energy use. Simply keep in mind not to luxuriate in the shower; stay for too long and you’re back to being wasteful. If you can’t make your shower quick, it might be more wasteful than having a bath.

shower5. Remember to turn the lights off
If you are not going to be back in a room for more than 5 minutes, don’t leave the light turned on. If it is empty, a room may as well have no lights on. You’ll save energy this way, which will save you money and help the earth. If the sun’s shining it should give enough light inside for you not to have the lights on.

turn the lights offThese tips are extremely easy to do and won’t cost you anything to follow through. In fact, they’ll most likely save you money. Carry on, help the environment!
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