Protecting the nature requires a contribution smaller than you might have thought. You don’t have to donate large sums of money and you don’t have to participate in revolt movements or a public outcry in order to reduce the level pollution in the city where you live.
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Use fluorescent bulb tubes
A normal light bulb, also known as the incandescent light bulb produces more heat than the fluorescent bulb. The normal light bulb contains a thin filament that produces a lot of heat. The fluorescent light bulb, on the other hand, uses less heat to produce light. This is as a result of the fluorescent bulb tubes. If you want to save some dollars on your light bill then choose a bulb that uses less heat to produce light.
Turn off your computer every night, or at least, put it in sleep mode
I used to keep my laptop on for days and never turn it off. Today that laptop is not in the best condition. It seems to have been overworked. The same goes for your computer too. It is recommended that you turn off your computer every night and conserve electricity. Step one and two goes hand in hand.
When you brush your teeth, don’t let the water run for nothing
Did you know that you only need one glass of water to brush your teeth? Instead of leaving the water running why not fill up a glass of water when you want to brush your teeth. Truth is, you do not need more than one glass of water. If you leave it running you are wasting precious water. This way you can save up to 20 liters f water per day.
When you print something, do it on both sides of the sheet
Why printing on only one side when you have enough space on the other side. The information printed can be condensed if you use both sides of the sheet. Also if you are paying to print this option will be ideal. Use up all your blank pages when you print something.
Purchase a water filter at home so you don’t need to buy bottled water
Bottled water is more costly in comparison to water filler. People tend to believe that bottled water is 100% pure. Unfortunately, this is not true. A water filter will purify your water and it can be even cleaner than bottled water. If you buy bottled water every day for the year that will add up to an amount that is more than a water filter. Do the math – you will save more with a water filter.
Eat fruits and vegetables
Health is wealth. Fruits and vegetables detoxify your body which reduces the chance of health related issues. Have you heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Eat fruits and vegetables regularly. You can eat them fresh, and you can make many delicious salads and smoothies.
Recycle bottles! Thus, you reduce air pollution by 20% and the water pollution by 50%
Any form of combustion contributes to air pollution. If the bottles are burnt then that is a form of combustion. We know that smoke emitted from combustion is a form of air pollution. Instead of burning your bottles recycling is the best option. Recycling does not contribute to the destruction of the Ozone layer and the plastic can be used to make other products.
Recycle newspapers and magazines that you no longer read!
Don’t throw them in the trash, but go to a processing center. This way you save more than a half a million trees a week. Papers can be recycled just like bottles. After recycling they can be used for different purposes. Recycling saves energy and money. It requires more energy to produce new material as oppose to recycling it.
Don’t dry your clothes in a special machine designed for this
Natural resources including wind and sunlight, are the best forms of energy. For heating, the sun is able to do a tremendous job. There is no need for dryers especially if you live in the tropics. If you have a dryer then minimize the use of it and use only when it is rainy. Natural resources are free and it will cost you nothing.
Plant a tree!
We all know that trees are important to the environment. Trees use the photosynthesis to make food and oxygen is released through this process. Planting trees will ensure that there is a constant flow of oxygen in the environment.
Don’t be reticent to second-hand objects or things – they can be much better than new ones
I remember growing up and wearing my sister’s old clothes. My mother was very conservative especially when it comes to money. Instead of buying new clothes for me she gave me my sister’s old clothes. The clothes were in good condition and the money that would be spent purchasing new clothes was spent on something more important. It is okay to use second-hand objects.
Take showers or bath with your partner to reduce the water consumption
Showering together is romantic and it is also economical. If both partners shower at the same time less water will be used as oppose to showering separately. The aim is to conserve.
Recycle old cell phones!
Many phone companies will reward you with cash for old phones that you are not using. The old phones still have value, they contain precious materials that can be used to make products. Recycling cell phones also reduce air pollution, the material found in phones don’t have to be reproduced but instead can be extracted from old cell phones. Some materials found in old cell phones are dangerous and decomposing it properly or reusing it proves to be safer for the environment.
Put all the clothes and items that you no longer use in a bag and donate them to charity
Sharing is the best form of love. Instead of burning old clothes you can give it to someone in need. Of course, this option reduces air pollution as burning is a form of combustion. People who are unfortunate will be grateful to you for sharing.
Turn off the light when you leave a room more than 10 minutes
If you are not using something then put it up safely. The same principles apply for the light. If you are not using it turn it off. It does not make sense to keep the lights on if you are not using it. Logically, it saves you money. I cannot stress this further.
Get rid of plastic bags and don’t use them anymore!
There are policies implemented to ban plastic in some states in America. This is because it can be dangerous to the environment. They do not biodegrade well. When plastic breaks down, toxic substances can be released into the environment. When this happens we cannot control what happens next. It is best to have the situation under control by getting rid of plastics.
Use rechargeable batteries!
Rechargeable batteries can save tons of dollars. You simply pay for one battery that you use over and over instead of buying batteries every time the non-rechargeable battery has reached its limits. Removable batteries are long-lasting and cheaper than non-rechargeable batteries in the long run.
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