There are lots of things we can do now to help curb global
warming and climate change. Anything that saves energy will reduce greenhouse
gas emissions thereby lessening their impact on the environment. And the
good news is that green living will also save you money.
Not only will you be saving the energy required to produce more products,
you will be reducing landfill and therefore reducing production of the greenhouse
Choose reusable products instead of disposables. Buy products with minimal
packaging and/or economy sizes and bring your own shopping bags. Recycle
plastic, paper, glass and aluminum cans.
Making a new aluminium can from scratch takes 95% more energy than making
a can from recycled aluminum.
Walk, Cycle or Use Public Transport. Not only will you be fighting
climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, you will also be keeping
Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights
when you leave a room, and using only as much light as you need. And remember
not to leave your appliances on standby. It's best to turn them off when
you're not using them.
Choose the highest energy-efficient star-rating and use compact fluorescent
- Purchase energy efficient appliances:
When it’s time to buy a new car, choose one that's energy efficient. You'll
save more than just money in the long run.
Wash clothes in cold water, buy water-efficient taps and shower head,
whenever possible install a solar water heater, take shorter showers.
Turn down the heating or cooling. Also, make sure your house or lodge
is dressed for the weather by installing insulation, adding weather stripping
or caulking around windows and doors.
Open the windows in the summer instead of using air conditioning.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. A single tree will
absorb approximately one tonne of carbon dioxide during its lifetime.
Support organisations, businesses and projects who actively help
to protect the environment.
- Support Green Organisations:
Learn more about climate change and global warming so you can talk
to people about it. Share information about recycling and energy conservation
with your friends, co-workers, neighbours and lead change at your organization,
workplace or business.