Here’s how to do your part for the environment, Protecting Our Planet Starts with You, There are many simple things you can do to help Mother Nature
Looking for some easy ways to shrink your water footprint?
Water Conservation That Works :
Pay attention to how you use water. The little things can make a big difference.
Every time you turn off the water, you’re doing something good. Got a leaky pipe or toilet? You might be wasting hundreds of gallons of water a day. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren’t wasting all that packaging as well. Wash your clothes in cold water when you can.
Using latest water-saving techniques can save you money and diverts less water from our rivers, bays, and estuaries, which helps keep the environment healthy.
If households were more judicious about laundry, each year they would save millions of gallons of water.
The average faucet releases about three gallons of water a minute, so shut it off while you brush your teeth or shave.
Water Bottle : Bottled water isn’t necessarily cleaner or better for you than tap water. Always Carry a Reusable water bottle with you. Take advantage of what you already pay for and save the environmental cost of transporting bottled water to the grocer’s shelf.
Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
Recycle – convert (waste) into reusable material
You can help reduce pollution just by putting that cans an plastic containers in a different bin. If you’re trying to choose between two products, pick the one with the least packaging.
It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling). Recycling From Wikipedia
The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions on Earth. Cars, trucks, aircraft, and railroads, among other sources, all contribute to transportation end-use sector emissions.
Leave your car at home. Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can. You can reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health. If you can’t walk or bike, use mass transit like trains or buses or carpool. Every car not on the road makes a big difference.
Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. Renewable fuels are produced from plants, crops and other biomass, and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions when compared to burning the fossil fuels they replace.
Maintain your vehicle. Underinflated tires decrease fuel economy and lead to increased pollution and higher greenhouse gas emissions for everyone.
Drive Smarter, Accelerating and braking too hard can actually reduce your fuel economy, so take it easy on the brakes and gas pedal.
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.
Change your light bulbs. LED’s lasts longer than a standard bulb and use at least lot less energy.
If you’re shopping for new appliances or even home electronics, look for ENERGY STAR products, which have met EPA and U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for energy efficiency.
Make your home more energy efficient. Regularly clean your air filters for increased efficiency. Get a smart programmable thermostat so you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home. When you go to bed, reduce the thermostat setting.
Turn off lights when you’re not in the room and unplug appliances when you’re not using them.
Laptop Saves Energy Vs Desktop PC’s
Are you in the market for a new computer?
Laptop computers consume up to 80 percent less electricity than desktop computers. However, the energy-efficiency difference varies between laptop models. Higher-energy consuming laptops like gaming laptops may approach the lower-energy consuming desktops in similar energy usage, but laptops almost always use much less power.
Even performance laptop computers may lack the sheer power found on desktop PCs, but the laptops will leave you with a much lower light bill.
Desktop computers often include power supplies with maximum capabilities far beyond its system requirements at 300+ watts, whereas laptops contain smaller PSUs between 30 and 90 watts.
our last meal may have travelled 2000 miles to get to your table. Find food near you. Local Green markets, farm stands, and conscientious supermarkets all offer locally grown produce. Buy it and you’ll conserve fuel, reduce pollution, and enjoy fresher food.
Locally grown food uses less fuel to deliver better health and more flavor.
Locally grown food doesn’t create large carbon footprints through overseas plane travel or long truck trips. This cuts down on fuel consumption and air pollution.
Bring your own bags to the super market.
Well, in an average year, U.S. households use about 100 billion plastic bags, Most of which are never recycled. Stash some canvas bags in your car.
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