10 easy ways to prevent global warming
Every day we burn huge amounts of fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline. This of course raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is a significant contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming.
Thus, it is necessary for us to take small, ordinary steps to reduce carbon emission and make our planet a safe and greener place to live. Here are some steps
If you are one of those few, who live close to their workplace, then maybe it is time you started a little revolution. Cycling is a great way to exercise and get healthy, but even more pertinently it remains a great way of reducing your carbon footprint.
Avoid Products With Lot of Packaging
Marketers love packaging products because consumers love freshly and interestingly packed products. But with excessive packaging also uses excessive resources. As consumers, ask yourself how many of you even keep the waste material, instead of discarding in the garbage.
Recycle and Reuse
Take the effort to put all your waste in the recycle bin like paper, plastic, etc. If there isn’t one start the initiative to do so and be the change. Reuse bottles, plastic containers, and other items bought at the grocery store.
Change your Bulb
Here is a fact, the current bulb you are using is consuming more electricity, thus consuming more energy. So, replace you current regular incandescent light bulb with compact fluorescent light bulbs. They consume 70% less energy than ordinary bulbs.
Yeah, we all know about this tip, but it must be reiterated. Here is an astonishing fact, nearly 71% of the Earth is filled with water, but only 2 % is drinkable. A sure way of saving and gathering water is by setting water harvesting systems on your terrace.
Use Less Air Conditioning
You may have read in school about chlorofluorocarbons. If you forgotten, here is a reminder. Chlorofluorocarbons which are emitted through AC and refrigerator usage, have a negative impact on the environment.
Use the "Off" Switch
This is an error most people do and it is rather a foolish one. Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights when you leave a room, all it takes is a second.
There are many new infrastructure products which have started taking the help of the sun. If you are in the city with infrastructure already planned it may be difficult to install solar panels, but if you own a house in the outskirts, it would be wise to install solar panels. So go ahead and make that change.
Celebrate Earth Day
A lot of what we do must be passed to others and prorogating about the environment on Earth Day is a sure fine way to propagate.
Plant a Tree
Why are you even waiting to complete this article, just start digging. Aside from the obvious, trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. They play a significant role in the natural atmospheric exchange cycle here on Earth. So go ahead and plant a tree.