Guest Post: Adopt A Green Living to Reduce Carbon Footprints
Our Earth is encountering various hostile attacks and it is imperative for us, the people on the Earth to save it because it is through our actions that Mother Earth is loaded with serious problems like ozone hole and global warming. The amount of trash we generate from our daily activities has not only increased the toxicity but is also posing great dangers to mankind. We need to once for all bury our irresponsible activities and save the Earth, at the same time making the world a better place to live in.
Every activity of ours leaves out a residual waste. These can be measured in units of carbon footprints. The higher the carbon footprint, the greater the need to avoid such activities. By following a green living, you can reduce the carbon footprint and improve the quality of your life.
Some ways by which you can adopt a green living:
- Impose a ban on the use of non biodegradable products:Items like plastic, glass and synthetic fibers take thousands of years to degenerate. Their improper disposal leads to clogging of the earth and water sources. By going green, you use natural and biodegradable products like reusable cotton nappies and jute shopping bags.
- Add lots of natural foods in your diet like wholegrain products, organic fruits and vegetables. Adopt a vegetarian lifestyle which makes use of plant products. Refined foods involve a manufacturing process which would increase carbon emissions from such production units. Also the packaging of such foodstuffs would add to the litter.
- Recycle to the maximum extent: Try to use recycled products as they would help to preserve the natural resources. Like making use of recycled stationery will avoid felling of trees and thus enhance the green cover. The increased green coverage provides us with more oxygen and affords us a healthy living.
- Use Solar powered gadgets: Increased energy is generated through the combustion of fossil fuels. These add to higher carbon emissions and also deplete the restricted availability of natural resources like coal and water. Sun is a perennial source of energy and also very nature friendly. With the installation of solar panels on rooftops, you can tap the solar energy instead of burning up conventional fuels.
- Rainwater harvesting: The widespread deforestation has led to a significant decrease in rainfall. The deficit has resulted in water becoming a scarce natural commodity. It would be very helpful if a patch of earth is left as it is, surrounding your home. This will enable the rain water to seep in and build up the water table. By rainwater harvesting, you can use the collected rainwater for non potable purposes like gardening and washing your cars.
- Avoid using motor vehicles: Try to walk or cycle. It’s a good exercise for you and does not pollute the air. The combustible fuels in motor vehicles leave the air polluted by increased carbon emissions.
- Make use of energy efficient devices: They draw less energy and function effectively. Buy products that have been certified with a 5 star rating. They will help you with substantial savings in power bills.
By adopting one method a day of going green, you can make a big difference to the environment. There are many of our daily activities, where even a small change will give great benefits. As Neil Armstrong quoted upon setting foot on the moon – a small leap for man, but a giant leap for mankind; so also small concerted efforts in adapting to a green living will make a world of difference both for you as well as the others.
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