Posted on 17 June 2013.
You do not like to travel in buses, carpooling doesn’t match your standards, and you love your expensive car, like to drive it to wherever you need to go and why not? This is your status symbol. Isn’t it right? You love to take a long shower and a well-lit home with lights glowing at every corner of the house. But have you ever given a second thought that how adversely it can affect your environment? Surely, you love to go on a holiday in the lap of nature, where there is not industries, hustle-bustle around. Ever wondered that the place where you live has been the same before the forests were cut down to setup cities? It won’t be wrong at all to say that man is becoming greedier day by day. In order to match up his needs or say unhealthy wishes, he is blindly depleting the natural earth. The ruthless use of everything has posed a threat to the earth and its existence. If it goes on like this it won’t be long that everything will finish up and there won’t be anything left for the future generations. The taken for granted usage of water, petrol, electricity is causing a scarcity in earth’s reserves. Many resources take millions of years to form and the speed with which human beings are using it, it’s pretty sure that these resources won’t exist for long and there won’t be any alternative left other than to read it in history books. Can you imagine your life without water, electricity, petrol, paper and plants? Your future generations may be made to live without all these because you are too comfortable in using them in more than needed quantities. The need of the hour is to control this usage to save the resources for the future generations. There are many ways to do so and here we are listing the top ten ways by which you can help saving the environment:
1. Plant a tree
The best way to save the planet is to plant a tree and take a good care of it. Take it a pledge to plant a sapling in your backyard. Not just it will save the planet but also increase the beauty of your surroundings. It is very necessary to keep your green friends around you and remain close to nature.
2. Switch off the light
The best way to keep your carbon footprints low is by switching of the lights when not in use. For example just switch off your charger when you have finished charging. Remember to turn off the lights and fans while leaving the room. Wash clothes in washing machine when fully loaded. Use energy saving appliances in your place, to make it more eco friendly.
3. Use smarter transport
Way to reach your work place by carpool rather than by your own car is a smarter step towards saving the planet. Carpools are also fun at the same time if you and your neighbors work at the same place or nearby then just plan carpools. Well said that every bit counts so get to the nearby grocery store by foot or bicycle than to go by your car or motor bike this will not only help you remain healthy but also saves fuel and the planet.
4. Say no to plastic
Plastic has become a necessary part of our daily life. We use so many plastic products in our day to day life such as polythene bags, plastic cutlery and cups etc. which are use once and thrown away, but these non biodegradable substances add to the pollutants. They clog sewage lines and pollute land and also fatal if swallowed by mistake. So, try to use plastic judiciously and reusing, reducing and recycling plastic is the key for a greener world.
5. Go organic
Promoting organic foods and beverages is one of the ways to save your environment as processed food consumes energy during the procedure. Freezing and processing of food contribute to the amount of harmful gases like carbon-Di-oxide in the atmosphere by the use of machine which uses energy. And fertilizers and pesticides play havoc to both soil and marine life as they get washed off during rains and mixes with soil or water bodies to increase toxicity in environment. Opting for organic farming and organic foods is a better way to make your surrounding healthy.
Posted in Education, Featured
Posted on 13 December 2011.
People have a habit of putting un-recyclable things in the blue bin. Here are top 10 things people should not recycle but do anyways. The article provides insight as to why they should not.
Many people dump their food with boxes and other items that are recyclable. I really cannot imagine where people got the idea that food could be reused. It`s absolutely impossible. Food and other organic items belong in the green bin for composting.
People have a habit of putting Styrofoam cups and plates inside recycling bins, especially after drinking coffee or eating cake. It should not go inside the recycling bin because there is not enough material left after the item is broken down.
3. Soiled Items:
These are not recyclable either, despite what people think. On the street you would be surprised how many people do not follow instructions and put out soiled, dirty, stained aluminum foil, pizza boxes etc. in the blue bin. If there are too much soiled items, the contamination could cause everything else to go in the garbage bin.
4. Trash Bags:
Many people dump their contents that are recyclable into trash bags and then into blue bins. Trash bags do not belong in the blue bins. All items need to be separately spread out. If you run out of space, put the items in reusable boxes.
5. Paper Towel:
This happens more often than it should not. When in the washroom, people randomly put paper towel in recyclable bins. If the garbage is full, they turn to the blue bin to dump the contents. The only problem is that paper towels are not recyclable.
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Posted on 01 December 2011.
Waste affects our world’s environment tremendously. Our environment is everything that surrounds us. It includes the air that we breathe, the water that we drink and the land that we walk on everyday. If we as citizens do not do our part to reduce or ecological footprints, the world could be in trouble with global warming effects rising. Here are top 10 ways you can reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.
1. Bag for life:
These are reusable bags which are made of fabric. There is no need to waste time and money on single use and disposable bags which rip, are environmental dangerous and create more unnecessary waste.
2. Do not throw away food:
The green bin has been implemented in many countries such as Canada and the UK. It diverts unnecessary waste from the landfills for biodegradable and composting usages. If you have leftover sandwich or pasta from lunch which you won’t eat, don’t throw them into the garbage bin. Rather you should put any organic material such as food into the green bin for composting purposes.
3. Reuse paper:
Save the trees from being cut down and reuse paper. One way you can reduce, reuse and recycle is by utilizing paper products to the maximum capacity. You can double side all things when printing, keep old and open boxes for future uses and cut down on paper usage when ever possible. Instead of making a title page, you can also just write your name, your teacher’s name and the date on top of the first page.
4. Soda can tabs:
This is a simple gesture many people forget. They can never understand why they should recycle. The tabs from soda cans can save another person’s life. By collection enough tabs, people can build wheelchairs for those who cannot afford a new one. Simple gesture goes along way. If you didn’t know then, now you know.
5. Turn off Lights:
Whenever possible do not turn on the lights in your house. You are wasting energy. The more energy we use, the more electricity is needed. Electricity is not as environmentally friendly as we think and contributes to global warming.
Posted in Education, Featured
Posted on 15 June 2011.
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. The current scenario of the world is in high demand of energy efficient transportation. Energy efficient means the transport systems which uses the least energy or are low consumer of energy. They can also be termed as the fuel efficient carrier. Energy efficient travel indirectly protects the environment and also conserves petroleum which is the major cause of worry in today’s world. This is a list of ten modes of energy efficient travel.
Walking is always the most energy efficient travel of all times. Short distances can be always covered by walk. Walking is a completely free and simple way of getting from one place to another, that you can start right away. Because you don’t need to have a high level of fitness to walk short distances, it’s a great way for anyone to stay fit and healthy, or to help get in shape before taking on more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also good for stress relief, with a calm walk at your own pace much more relaxing than road-rage fuelled rush-hour traffic jams.
Like walking, cycling is an excellent form of daily exercise, as well as being therapeutic and stress relieving compared to other forms of transport. Many towns and cities have extensive cycle lane systems in place, which help cyclists stay safe on the roads and avoid car congestion. It’s often quicker by bicycle than it is by car during peak traffic times. Buying and maintaining a bicycle is relatively inexpensive. Cycling is a great form of exercise too. It helps you keep fit and energetic. Cycles are the cheapest and the most energy efficient mode of travelling.
Mopeds are an extremely cost effective and fuel efficient form of transport. With global increase in fuel price, fuel-efficient vehicles such as mopeds are becoming increasingly popular. Many higher educational institutions have provisions for parking them. They are suitable for medium as well as short distances. People need not go through the hassle of starting their car for short distance while it might be strenuous for one to ride a bicycle for the same distance. When compared to motorbikes, mopeds have smaller engines and wheels.
Trains are one of the biggest and the most widely used mode of travel. Trains all around the world are mostly run with electricity, which helps us to prevent environmental pollution. Many of today’s newest trains are powered by magnet technology. Today’s “green train” uses a permanent magnet motor, which is a modern engine technology that enables increased propulsion chain efficiency. This type of motor results in lesser operating costs as well as far reduced environmental impact. In addition, the “green trains” have an assistance system in place that reduces traction energy.
5. CNG Busses:
Busses are the most widely used road transport. It’s a public carrier and is a very common transport all over the world. New buses are being tested in areas of the US that use bio-fuels instead of diesel fuel. Even in New Delhi, India, they are trying to replace old pollution hog buses with more eco-friendly buses that use compressed natural gas. CNG is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline (petrol), diesel, or propane/LPG. Although its combustion does produce greenhouse gases, it is a more environmentally clean alternative to those fuels. New Delhi hopes to have 6000 of these buses in use in the next few years in order to combat the cities ever increasing pollution problems.
Posted in Featured, Travel
Posted on 06 July 2010.
Contrary to what people like to believe, global warming is not a myth- the situation is getting worse as we speak. The environment is in great danger and it is our job to preserve it by using the products of the following pro-green companies that propagate healthy environmental practices. Today, the debate on Global Warming elicits a mixed bag of responses – some believe it is not as serious as it is depicted by the media, while some feel the exact opposite. Here are ten companies which strongly feel for the environment.
1. 3six5 green
3 six 5 is basically three hundred and sixty five and the green part comes in because the company is passionate about living in an eco-friendly manner all through the year (365 days). They give beautiful calendars to their customers which include photographs and tips that list out how a lay man can save the planet. Their products are bio-degradable and the popular ones include jute rugs and jewelry made with bamboo and terracotta.
2. 420 Hemp Shop
This retail store has a respectable reputation as it is a conscientious and dependable member of the community. Their main aim is to promote the benefits of sustainable resources and simultaneously address the most prominent issues that surround the planet.
3. A.R.E Naturals
A.R.E Naturals’ mission is to protect and propagate the values of a ‘green life’. Their products are handmade, recyclable, sustainable and 100% organic. Those who supply to their store are aware of the fact that they ultimately need to give back what they have taken from the planet.
4. Athena Environmental Sciences, Inc.
This company specializes in the production and research of those products that are eco-friendly with the help of biotechnology. They collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard for the purpose of creating a system for paint removal that was both effective and biodegradable. Athena Environmental Sciences, Inc. has created products like MagiGlue and MuckPuck.
5. Wallaby Boomerangs
Wallaby Boomerangs produces sturdy and natural boomerangs and has been in business since 1993. These boomerangs are handcrafted and made using bamboo. The varnish and paint used is ecological and biodegradable.
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