Welcome to the degradation century where consumption is more than availability and exploitation of natural resources is more than tolerance.The present state of environment is a cause of concern for present and future generation. What we do not realize is that we all contribute to this degradation in humongous amount every day. By being cautious and responsible we may not be able to nullify the consequences but is it human to step back from our duty and be ruthless? Does it cost anything to be cautious and leave something for future generation?The problems are already being faced by Metropolitan and rural areas where deficiency of water and electricity are a common scenario. Taking an initiative is not late and is better than spending your life whining and suffocating your future life. One good thought will help spread the positivity, responsibility and message. Here are a few tips which should be your priority while using the resources of environment or just a part of your daily routine.
Have an environment hour- like you watch television daily , read newspaper , play candy crush take one hour out of that busy life and set a reminder and alarm for analyzing the things you possess whether they contribute to pollution how you can minimize it , can you replace it with something more environment friendly. Do this self introspection it will not only make you feel more responsible citizen but help you contribute to a revolutionary change.
Car Pooling- Best way to save the fuels . We all know it but do not follow it but we are ready to part with our cars and bikes etc because they are not only our luxury but also a status symbol. Why can’t this status symbol be used alternatively. One Mercedes carrying one person doesn’t show your richness but insensitivity. Plus it will reduce the traffic considerably. Try to use public transport especially if you are in a metropolitan city. These fossil fuels are responsible for 50% to 90% air pollution.
Quit Paper- Every time you use paper remind yourself of the number of trees chopped off to make one sheet . Minimize your use of paper. And also using paper in technology ridden world makes no sense you should switch to Google docs and word , office etc for even the slightest note you want to make. Cancel your newspaper subscription you can read it online. Read eBooks instead of paper books.
Reuse- The glass containers you get should be reused for containing some other liquid. If you are creative this could be your new game keep searching on internet how creatively you can use waste again and make something useful out of that. Especially the e waste should not be burnt it should be resold or circulated within the family.
Energy- Call a mechanic to get a tune-up for your car to avoid excess wear and tear on your automobile, saving money on gas and ensuring your vehicle runs cleaner.Wear an extra sweater or use a blanket before you resort to turning on (or up) the heat.Use compact fluorescent, LED or halogen bulbs instead of conventional incandescent.Switch to a manual can opener. It’s really not that complicated!Switch to Energy Star-qualified appliances when you upgrade. Even if they cost a little more, they’ll actually save you on your electricity bill in the long run.Keep your freezer full — it runs more efficiently than an empty one. For more money-saving tips, read.Invest in a roasting pan instead of using disposable ones (you’ll save money in the long run and it’s a lot easier to pull a full ham or turkey out of the oven in a sturdy pan than an aluminum one).Get out your rake and leave your leaf blower in the garage to cut down on emissions (not to mention get a good workout).Take the stairs instead of the elevator (great for the environment and your health).Make a resolution to be even more Eco-friendly next year.Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts “phantom” or “vampire” energy use.Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
Eat Smart-Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it also creates a lot of container waste.Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.Check out this short article for the latest on bottled water trends.If you eat meat, add one meatless meal a week. Meat costs a lot at the store-and it’s even more expensive when you consider the related environmental and health costs.Buy locally raised, humane, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy whenever you can. Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in local economy.Whatever your diet, eat low on food chain. This is true of seafood.