Make This Sweaty Earth Cool – 10 Cool Methods
As little drops of water makes the mighty ocean and little deeds of love makes the heaven above, our little acts of wisdom makes this earth cool enough to live. You can help to reduce the trouble of green house gas emission by readjust the way you reflect, proceed and exist, check it out…..
1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Grab reusable products instead of disposables. Buying products with minimal packaging (including the economy size when that makes sense for you) will help to reduce waste. Always eye the product with mobius symbol. And whenever you can, recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminum cans. If there isn't a recycling program at your workplace, school, or in your community, ask about starting one. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. So next time onwards, when you toss something which can be cycled, think wisely and act nicely.
2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning
Insulate your walls and attic, and install weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows and thus lower your heating costs more than 25 percent, by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home. Never go for the extremes. So Turn down the heat while you’re sleeping at night or away during the day, and keep temperatures moderate at all times. Setting your thermostat just 2 degrees lower in winter and higher in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. As a tip let me tell a secret: nature is a good coolant. Expose yourself to a soothing breeze other than incubating yourself in the AC rooms. Come out from the cocoon, nature is there waiting for you. Try to tolerate a little bit
3. Switch on CFLs
Prefer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to regular light bulbs. Replacing just one 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a CFL will save you $30 over the life of the bulb. The efficiency of these bulbs are comparatively higher than the ordinary light bulbs. CFLs also last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat. This wise act would eliminate considerable amount of green house gases. Let them glow without blow
4. Drive less and spew less.
Don’t be a puffer box. Burn your extra calories by taking a walk of short distances at least. Explore your community’s mass transit system, and check out options for carpooling to work or school. Have a smart drive making sure your car is running efficiently. For example, keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget; it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Be smart and drive smart
5. Buy Energy-Efficient Products
When it's time to buy a new car, choose one that offers good gas mileage. Home appliances now come in a range of energy-efficient models, and compact florescent bulbs are designed to provide more natural-looking light while using far less energy than standard light bulbs. Avoid products that come with excess packaging, especially molded plastic and other packaging that can't be recycled. If you reduce your household garbage by 10 percent, you can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Be efficient in energy efficiency
6. Use Less Hot Water
Say no to hot water. Set your water heater at 120 degrees to save energy, and wrap it in an insulating blanket if it is more than 5 years old. Buy low-flow showerheads to save hot water and about 350 pounds of carbon dioxide yearly. Wash your clothes in warm or cold water to reduce your use of hot water and the energy required to produce it. That change alone can save at least 500 pounds of carbon dioxide annually in most households. Use the energy-saving settings on your dishwasher and let the dishes air-dry. Sense the sizzling
7. Use the "Off" Switch
Mind to off lights when you leave a room, and use only as lighter as you need and thus Save electricity and reduce global warming in turn. And remember to turn off your television, video player, stereo and computer when you're not using them. It's also a good idea to turn off the water when you're not using it. While brushing your teeth, shampooing the dog or washing your car, turn off the water until you actually need it for rinsing. You'll reduce your water bill and help to conserve a vital resource. ‘On’ your senses and ‘off’ the switches
8. Plant a Tree
Start digging man to plant a sapling. Give them a chance to suck the carbon dioxide you spewed. Understand them as an integral part in natural atmospheric exchange cycle here on Earth. Try to increase their membership on this earth by your own effort as many trees as felled and harmed by us. A single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime. So count on by trees. Before you retreat let a tree survive
9. Tie with your utility company
Have a tie with your utility companies to provide free home energy audits to help you identify areas in your homes that may not be energy efficient. Ask them for the offers like rebate programs to help pay for the cost of energy-efficient upgrades. Utilize the offers in time
10. Encourage Others to Conserve
Share information about recycling and energy conservation with your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and take opportunities to encourage public officials to establish programs and policies that are good for the environment. These 10 steps will take you a long way toward reducing your energy use and your monthly budget. And less energy use means less dependence on the fossil fuels that create greenhouse gases and contribute to global warming. Compromise with conservation