Ways to be
Want to live a more environmental friendly life but
don't know how? Well, all you need to do is follow eight simple steps.
The steps have been detailed by the Environmental News Network, which states
that following these really will let you do your bit for the environment.
Below are listed eight easy ways
Clean out your storage:
Take out the items that are not in use anymore and
organise them in different groups. Then decide what to do them accordingly.
After grouping what you want to discard, think of
how and where to recycle these products or donate them for reuse. A way to
recycle smart is to buy items made from recycled content and with limited
Use energy more wisely:
Use compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), which
use 20 per cent of the energy of incandescent bulb and also last 10 times
longer. Keep a check on your energy bill to monitor the trends every month and
ask your energy company about renewable alternatives.
Use less water:
Saving water is important because it is a limited
resource, either by taking short showers or putting a bottle in your toilet
tank. You can also reuse water around the house, such as using cooking water
for plants, which may provide nutrients to the plant.
Composting is a great way to reduce your waste and
help your garden at the same time. Most food scraps and biodegrade material
like cardboard, which may produce nutrient-rich fertiliser, can be easily used.
Invest in energy-efficient
Try and start replacing older appliances in your
home with more energy-efficient ones. This may reduce energy output and save
money on electricity bill.
Start a Green Group:
Activities like carpooling can be arranged by
talking with friends about the importance of conserving. Develop programmes and
activities in your neighbourhood for others to get involved.
Plant a tree:
The original carbon offset. Planting a tree can not
only reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, but can also provide
shade for your home. This may even help in reducing energy costs and will
provide fruits that you won't have to buy at the store.