How an Individual can Help Slow the Effects of Global Warming on a Daily Basis?

RY By RY, 14th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The event of global warming has posed alarming challenges that prompt us to address our day to day household inefficiencies. But there are easy steps that every individual can take to offset the severity of global warming.

Aim to Reduce Your Daily Waste Accumulation

Daily garbage accumulations add to global warming directly as well as indirectly as the processing of daily trash commands high energy-usage. In order to meet this extravagant challenge, you must recycle what all you possibly can and use a compost bin to restore organic waste into the soil. Also, shopping with reusable grocery bags, and carrying an unfilled food or beverage urn as part of your storage kitchenware must be considered. A reality check on reducing your consumption trends’ and re-utilizing products as and when possible also reduces your carbon footprint, as fewer new items would then be demanded to be produced. Reuse metal, glass, plastic and paper decreases greenhouse gas emissions, because recycled items need much lesser energy to manufacture as against items produced from scratch.

Preach the Trend to Buy locally

The think global, buy local mantra is uniformly as relevant to food and other household products, as it is to reducing the energy needed to transport the goods you purchase from markets beyond borders. It is advised to shun the foods that are off seasoned in your area, limit your tomato intake to the late summer and early autumn as it is then the fruits are ripened, and relish appetizing root vegetables throughout the winter season. Harmonizing your food pattern to the local climate also synchronizes you more innately with your particular region's ecology thereby facilitating better conservation of your ambiance.

Decide a Time to Turn-off Everything Electric:

Turning off lights when you move out of a room is a common precaution that we are asked to follow for reducing our environmental impact. Beyond this, Living electric free on agreed timings and turning off your Television, DVD player, stereo and personal computer when not in usage is a smart move. Same goes for closing the water tab when you aren’t using it while shining your teeth, shampooing your hair or cleaning cars. Notably, this will also result in a reduction of your utility bills and help conserve the priceless resources.

Lastly, all we can start with for saving our mother nature is doing our bit, so do it.


Ecology, Environment, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Research, Environmental Waste Management, Garbage, Global Warming, Globalisation, Manufacturing, Pollution, Waste

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