HOW TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS
Added on: 15th Feb 2015
RECYCLE PLASTIC, PAPERS, CLOTHES, ETC.
Recycling is an indispensable part of environmental preservation.
Among the items that can be recycled are papers, clothes, bulbs,
electronics and plastic. It is best to have separate disposal bins
for each of these items so waste segregation won’t be a problem.
Before disposal, look for those that can be recycled. This saves items
from filling up landfills and emitting harmful chemicals during
DONATE YOUR OLD ITEMS
Instead of trashing your old items, donate them. Aside from recycling,
reusing is another good way to cut down energy expenditure that
comes with recycling and production. Among the items you can donate
are old furniture, shoes, electronics and clothes. That way, you don’t only
get to protect the environment but also make an underprivileged
individual’s life easier.
CONSERVE ELECTRICITY AT HOME
Typically, electricity comes from non-renewable fossil fuels,
which release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the earth’s
atmosphere. When you conserve electricity at home by using
energy-efficient appliances, you contribute to the reduction of global
warming. You can do this by unplugging the charger of your laptop
when its battery is still full.
USE WATER RESPONSIBLY
One of the best ways through which you can use water responsibly
at home is by repairing your leaky taps. After use, make sure that your
taps are closed enough not to leak. You can also do your laundry
when you have a full load so you won’t have to use so much volume
of water every day.
MAKE ORGANIC COMPOST FOR YOUR GARDEN
Instead of buying inorganic compost for your garden, make your own.
You can do this by using your kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable
peelings; dry leaves, or flowers. By using organic compost, you not
only avoid waste from clogging up landfills but you also convert them
into effective fertilizers.
CHOOSE LOCALLY PRODUCED ITEMS OVER IMPORTED ONES
This one may sound like it has nothing to do with being environmentally
conscious, but it actually has a huge role in helping our environment.
When you shop for locally produced items or materials such as food,
flowers, clothes or shoes, you save a considerable amount of
non-renewable fossil fuel energy required in transporting these
goods from one country to another.
USE A CLOTH INSTEAD OF A DISPOSABLE DIAPER
To cause a gentler impact on the planet, choose a cloth over a
disposable nappy and help reduce the waste materials that go
into landfill every year.
SHIFT FROM REGULAR LIGHT BULBS TO
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTS
Changing your light from a regular light bulb to a compact fluorescent
lamp helps in reducing pollution. If each household replaces one
regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent lamp, the amount of
pollution reduction would be extremely considerable.
If everyone recycled their Sunday newspapers every week, they would be
saving more than half a million trees per week.