Simple Things You Can Do For The Environment

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Stop wastage of food.

Wasting food is sacrilegious. According to a report Food waste consumes resources, energy and time, harms the environment, increases greenhouse gases and disrupts balance of food resources leading to poverty, malnutrition and hunger. There is not a shortage of food in the world; food is unequally distributed and wasted in vast amounts. Though food is biodegradable rotting food releases methane gas a major cause of damage to ozone layer and global warming. Bigger landfills release toxins harmful to the environment. Plant products, food waste, vegetable dump undergoes anaerobic decomposition, one can stop this breakdown by adopting some surplus food recycling techniques or by just making less food.

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Stop wastage of food.
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Save Electricity:

Wake up early. make most use of the sunlight. Remember to switch off lights, fans, AC and any other electrical appliances after use but you don’t need to turn off a fan or a light bulb/ tube if you are going to use it after a minute or so and vice versa. If you do so, you will end up spending more electricity! Keep gadgets in power saving mode. Use solar energy if possible. Install solar heaters, solar cooker etc. Washing machines and dishwashers should be used only when fully loaded it will save both electricity and water.

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Save Water

Water conservation can be done at a very big scale at home. Keep taps close. Fix leakage. Try not to use showers , garden hose etc. Recycle water by using the water used for washing clothes etc for cleaning the stairs, balconies , terrace etc. Keep a small bucket handy in the kitchen. Pour all the water used for washing pulses, rice , veggies etc in that. Use it for watering the plants. Don’t keep the tap running while brushing, shaving etc. Any remaining water and ice which is normally thrown away should be used for something such as watering plants. I use the water from the fish tank for my plants. It is rich in nutrients essential for plant growth.

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Save Water
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Save Paper

Always tell children to make use of all old notebooks till there is no space left to write. Use them for making notes, rough work, calculations, making lists etc. Similarly one should use the leaflets which come in the newspapers for similar uses. I cut them in handy rectangles and clip them in board to use them for listing things and making notes etc. Old newspapers should be given for recycling instead of the scrap dealer. Not a single sheet of paper should be wasted. Opting for e-billing helps save paper. Reuse envelopes. Donate old magazines, books to libraries.

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Save Paper
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Stop air pollution from Vehicular Traffic

Drive less ,walk more or cycle if nor use carpool. Use public transport where you can, try to adopt smart driving habits and reduce car emissions. Proper maintenance of your vehicle can reduce pollution in big way. Get your vehicle inspected for pollution control when required. Use alternative fuels such as CNG/LPG/Propane/ battery operated… etc. To stop vehicular or any other pollution we need to either stop it or take corrective measures to control it. Cleaner fuels, newer technologies , public transport system, private initiative like carpools etc can be some measures. Encourage tree planting. use the dead leaves, peels of used veggies, fruits etc for making compost.

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Stop air pollution from Vehicular Traffic
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Stop Using Plastic Bags

Use the really cool jute or cotton bags . Every year five hundred billion plastic bags are used world over. By taking simple measures we can contribute to keeping out planet safe.

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Stop Using Plastic Bags
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Simple Things You Can Do For The Environment

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Simple Things You Can Do For The Environment
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