How to Conserve Resources
Countries That Uses Money/Energy Most
Each day, humans spend money and use energy. Currently the United States of America spends the most money and consumes the most energy. The United States spend 8.8% of energy on lighting, 9.1% on water heating, 10.1% on space heating, 16% on air conditioning, 13.7% on refrigerating, 2.9% for color TVs, 3.3% for
furnace fans, 3.5% for freezers, 5.8% for clothes dryer, and 26.7% on all others. Most of the money spent by the US is for military.
Apart from spending money on military, people spend money on gas each day. Ways to use less gas and spend less money on gas is by carpooling, walking or riding a bike to your destination if it's nearby, get smaller cars or hybrid ones since they're more fuel-efficient, don't idle you car because idling it wastes more gas than just turning the car off and restarting it, and last but not least buy the CHEAPEST gas. By following that you can save more money on gas.
How To Conserve Money From Home Uses
You can do many things to conserve money from home uses, such as not leaving the water running when you are brushing your teeth. Once you are done brushing your teeth turn the water on so you can rinse your mouth. And another way you can conserve money is to not leave your lights on when you are not using them. If you have dimming lights you can leave your lights dimmed. You don't have to have a room blinding bright just to see,Just leave your lights dimmed and that is the perfect amount of light to see. Try showering faster and conserve water, if you start conserving things at home maybe one thing wont save you a lot of money but if you keep it up and conserve many things at home all at once you will start saving a bunch of money.
Try To Take a Bike Instead Of Your Car
Using bikes instead of cars can save you money and can help the environment. First off, it can save you time from going to the gas station and using your well needed money on those high gas prices. Also, during rush hour instead wasting time and gas and polluting the air, you can take a bike and enjoy the air in your face and hair. If you have to travel long distances or have to go on the freeway and carpool with someone and still save gas. Those are my reasons you should try take a bike instead of your car!
Did you know the average American uses more than 1,000 gallons a day?! They use up gallons by using the dish washer, and letting the water run when washing the dishes. We can cut down on water wasting by not washing your car by yourself, and taking shorter showers (5 minutes or less is good). Also, don't put unneeded water down the drain, it can be used to clean and water plants. Another fact is that a lot of people waste water when shaving by letting the water run (men and women). Men can just leave a basin of hot water and clean the razor with it. Women can turn off the water in the shower before they shave, its not really hard. When Americans brush their teeth, some people leave the water running. Wet your tooth brush first and then turn off the water. You can turn on the water after to rinse and still save about a gallon of water. Lastly, if you have an aquarium, don't change the water too often, use a special filter.
Life In Poor Countries With Little Resources
Life in poor countries with little resources isn't something we would like. It's upsetting how there are countries that are poor and have little resources. One of the poorest countries in the world is Zimbabwe. About half of the 11 million people who live in Zimbabwe are suffering from starvation. It's unfortunate that flour, milk, cooking oil, and water are becoming desperately scarce. There are children in Zimbabwe who eat rats. While those kids actually have something to at least eat, there are some other kids who get beat out and away from the family due to their nuisance as being an extra mouth to feed. The Democratic Republic of Congo is another poor country that suffers due to lack of needed resources. For example, they suffer from malnutrition which is a disease due to lack of food, basic health care, and shelter. The majority of death in the Democratic Republic of Congo is due to malnutrition. Without a shelter and basic health care, people die from malaria and measles. Malaria is a fever that is caused by mosquitoes that transfer parasites, and measles is a disease that causes fever and skin rashes. As you can see, life in poor countries with little resources is torture, be sure to think about others with barely any resources for survival, while we have plenty. There are people out there who waste food by just throwing it away without finishing it. To prevent this, only get a little amount of food at a time, save it for later, or feed the left overs to other animals. For unwanted canned food, you could start a food drive or donate it to a place where people are starving. So try not to waste resources like food and water!