2011 was a year of extreme weather and climate changes, in order to make the coming year a bit nature friendly and healthy to live let’s have a look at what should we do to prevent the mistakes done till now. Know what you can do in this growing jungle of concrete to reduce the hazardous environmental impacts.
1. Camera Batteries: Adopt Rechargeable, Omit single-use:
Replace the single-use batteries of your camera with rechargeable ones. It will not only save energy but also your money in long run as it will be a onetime investment. Rechargeable batteries hold charge for long time and are easy to handle.
2. Use more Public Transport:
Using public transport is one major step which you can take to conserve the energy and fuel. By leaving your car for few days will give you a lot of knowledge about your city and will make you a better social beign.
Replace some of your grocery with organic or local food. The best suggestion is to exclude any of your staple food and have some local food instead. This practice will reduce the level of non-organic chemicals which seep into the water system and air through food.
4. Be more vegetarian:
“Eating one vegetarian meal per week will save about 35 pounds of meat a year – that’s 84,000 gallons of water, 245 pounds of grain and 15.5 gallons of gasoline” according to Earth911.com. So try to reduce the consumption of meat.
5. Make a homemade Compost Pit:
You can get rid of most of your garbage without much hassle which a simple homemade compost pit which you can place in your garage, kitchen garden or roof top. You can purchase a local “Kambha “ and start you pit less composting and can contribute to the go green slogan.
6. Learn the art of Hypermiling
Hypermillig is all about making skillful changes in the driving style which will indirectly help you to save fuel. This whole concept stared in 2009 and has been proved to give 35% more fuel mileage without and investment or purchase.
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