REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Added on: 28th Nov 2014
TAKE A SHOWER
Taking a shower uses about 1/5 of the energy as taking
a bath it should use less water too.
UNPLUG YOUR PHONE CHARGER
Energy, appliances consume a significant amount of
electricity even when they are switched off. Ever notice
how your phone charger can get hot with no phone on it?
USE THE TOP SHELF OF THE OVEN
The heating mechanism is usually on the bottom of
the oven but because it emits bursts of heat the top of
the oven tends to be consistently hotter, this will
cook your food faster.
WASH WITH COLD WATER
This is especially true if you are washing or
rinsing clothes. About 90% of the energy used in the
process goes towards heating the water.
BUY A LAPTOP INSTEAD OF A DESKTOP
Laptops can use up to 80% less energy than a desktop.
IF YOU CAN AVOID BLACK TRASH BAGS
Because of the black pigmentation these trash bags
cannot be recycled. A better option is to use white trash
bags and the best option is of course…none.
FILTER YOUR OWN WATER
Most tap water is safe to drink and by filtering it you
can do a lot of saving. First of all, the water usually comes
from far away which requires fuel and then the
packaging itself uses a lot of energy.
Once again, if you keep things local it will reduce the
amount of fuel that is required to get the food from
the farm to your fridge. The same concept goes for other
goods and services as well.
Replace light bulbs with CFL bulbs
CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs can last up to 15 times
longer and use up to 8o% less energy than regular light bulbs.