View Full Version : Happy World Environment Day

05-06-2009, 04:25 PM
Plant a tree ! Start your efforts now .
Find needy homes / charitable organizations for things that you no longer need or want rather than throwing it away.


At Home
Save water in simple ways by not letting the tap run while shaving, washing your face, or brushing your teeth.

Using an electric razor or hand razor with replaceable blades instead of disposable razors goes a long way to cutting back on waste.

Use towels for drying your face and hands instead of tissues. Hang your towels to dry so that they can be reused several times.

Juice or yoghurt lovers can do their bit by buying juice in concentrates and yoghurt in reusable containers instead of single serving packages.

Many of us like to leaf through the paper as we munch on breakfast, but consider reading the dailies in communal spaces like the office or coffee shops. However, if you prefer to have your own copy, make sure you recycle!

When packing your lunch, opt for reusable containers for food storage instead of wrapping the food with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

As you leave the house, don't forget to switch off all the lights and appliances and unplug chargers as they continue to consume even if they are not charging; saving energy helps reduce air pollution.

Getting to work:

Don't go anywhere without your cloth bag so you can just say no to plastic whenever you shop.

The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is by avoiding driving altogether. Power down and Instead try biking, walking, carpooling, public transport or an occasional telecommute

Look for the most fuel- efficient car model for your next purchase and keep your tyres inflated to the correct pressure.

Turn your engine off if you will be idling for long periods of time at traffic signals

At work:

Using a washable mug is an environmentally-friendly alternative to non-biodegradable styrofoam or plastic cups.

Leave a cup and reusable bottle for water at work to eliminate buying drinks, which get served in plastic cups, or bottled water. 80% of plastic bottles are recyclable but only 20% are actually recycled.

When you need a pad for lists and messages, turn over an old document and write on the back of that instead.

When you must have a paper copy, make sure you default your printer option to use both sides.

Most computer accessories like ink cartridges and CDs and DVDs are made of materials that could be reused. Computer cords and speakers are fairly standardized, meaning they can be used for a variety of computer
models and makes.

Lower your office's carbon footprint by seeing computers, monitors, printers, copiers, speakers and other business equipment to their energy saving feature and turning them off at the end of the day.

Turning off all unnecessary lights, especially in unused offices and conference rooms is an easy way to save energy.

If you're in search of something to personalize your workspace, look for a humble houseplant. Houseplants are good for the environment because they remove quantities of pollutants present in the air.

After a long day:

In the summer/warmer months, consider using an interior fan in conjunction with your window air-conditioner to spread the cooled air more effectively through your home. While you're at it, in winter, lower your thermostat and put on a jumper. In summer, increase it and wear lighter clothes, you will also save money!

Don't place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat as it senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air-conditioner to run longer than necessary.

When cooking dinner, match the size of the pan to the size of the heating element to lower energy wastage.

When you are feeling at your laziest, don't throw clean clothes in the hamper to avoid hanging them up! Wear jeans more than once…

When you wash, use only eco-friendly products in your home. It's best for you and the environment!

05-06-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks Krypton for sharing this with us on Word environment day.