USE COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS (CFLs) OVER INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS:
Compact fluorescent bulbs last ten times longer and use nearly 66%
less energy. CLF’s also decrease the release of greenhouse gas
emissions as they burn at a lower temperature. You save up to 300
pounds of carbon dioxide in a year.
INFLATE YOUR CAR TYRES:
If you cannot walk or cycle to your destination, keep your
tyres inflated at all times in your car. You can save 300 pounds
of CO2 for every 10,000 miles you drive, which will help not
only your wallet, but also the Earth.
SELECT THE RIGHT SEAFOOD:
If we continue to kill and eat seafood at the current rate,
the entire world’s seafood will be exhausted by 2048. Hence, it
is imperative that you buy and eat certain types of seafood and
discourage harmful fishing practices and threatened species.
RECYCLE AND USE RECYCLED
PRODUCTS: Products made from recycled paper, glass, metal
and plastic reduce CO2 emissions and use less energy to
manufacture. Paper recycling saves trees and reduces climate
PLANT TREES: Trees
absorb CO2 from the air and use it as their energy source,
producing oxygen for us to breathe. A tree shading a house can
reduce the energy required to run the air conditioner. You can
save up to 900 to 9000 pounds of CO2.
CLEAN YOUR DIRTY AIR
FILTER REGULARLY: Cleaning your dirty air filter regularly
can save up to 350 pounds of carbon-dioxide in a year.
COVER YOUR POTS WHILE
COOKING: By doing this, you can save a lot of energy needed
to prepare a dish. It would be ideal to use pressure cookers and
steamers as they save around 70% of energy.
TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS:
Showers account 2/3rd of all water heating costs. To maximize
energy saving, discourage power showers and use low-flow
BUY PRODUCTS WITH LESS
PACKAGING AND REFILL AS AND WHEN YOU CAN: In this way you
can save waste production and energy use and save up to 1000
pounds of CO2.
GO SHOPPING WITH CLOTH
BAGS: Carry cloth bags over plastic bags rather than
accepting a disposable bag each time in a shop. Waste not only
discharges CO2 and methane into the atmosphere but also pollutes
air, groundwater and soil.
SWITCH TO GREEN POWER:
If possible, switch to energy generated from clean and renewable
energy sorces such as wind and solar power and transport the products
to you by 1/5th. Locate local farmers and buy products from
KEEP YOUR CAR TUNED UP
AND DO NOT WASTE FUEL: Keep your car maintained on a regular
basis as this improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.
Also while driving, use the right gears and do not abuse the gas
BUY A HYBRID CAR WHEN
POSSIBLE: By doing this, you can save up to 3000 pounds of
carbon dioxide every year. You can also get up to 60 miles per
gallon with a hybrid car.
ENCOURAGE YOUR SCHOOL OR
BUSINESS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: You can stand up as a leader
and extend your positive influence on climate change beyond your
household and actively encourage others to take action.
ENCOURAGE SHIFTING TO
RENEWABLE ENERGY: It is imperative for nations to switch to
renewable energy such as solar, wind and biomass. Many countries
have already begun implementation but more and more countries
should be encouraged to do so.
PROTECT AND CONSERVE YOUR
FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS: Forests and mangrove ecosystems play
a vital role in climate change as they store carbon. When
forests are burned down and mangroves are destroyed, carbon is
released into the atmosphere. Deforestation now accounts for
around 20% of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
MAKE YOUR CITY COOL:
Cities and states in the country should take necessary action to
combat climate change by implementing innovative transportation
and energy saving legislation.