Ours is a planet brimming with Tropical forests, unbelievably blue waters and exotic species. There was a healthy balance of several gases to make the earth habitable. It was a nice and healthy place to live in. Though we are an evolved race, we have caused disharmony to our serendipitously created Earth. Over a period as overwhelming scientific data and consensus proved, there has been a substantial increase in greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. This has resulted in elevated greenhouse effect and global warming. The planet has witnessed ten hottest years since late nineties. We have It seems, we citizens of every country, have forgotten that there is no Planet ‘B’.
It is incumbent on the denizens of earth to reduce immediately the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by enhancing energy efficiency and increasing reliance on and investment in renewable and sustainable energy. This alone would reduce the climate change.
Don’t Keep Calm, it’s time to WAKE UP! Time to do the little things that each one of us can to not only make oneself feel better but also make the world a better place. This World Environment Day let us act and take our steps to Greener earth. Save Money. Simplify our lives and cut down on waste with these simple steps –
Make the shift to LED Lights: Replace your Incandescent Light bulb, that is a relic of the past akin to dinosaurs, with the newest, innovative LED lights. This brings in its wake a host of brighter possibilities the most important is lower power consumption. A 6 watt LED bulb produces as much light as a 50-watt traditional bulb. An LED thus uses quarter the amount of electricity compared to an Incandescent light bulb. In the era of Global Warming crisis and tight budgets – Solid State LED lights easily score over these yellow filament bulbs.
Switch off the Lights & fans when not in use: This is Old Testament. We’ve heard our parents dinning in our ears about it endlessly. Switching off lights and fans when not in use saves considerable amount of electricity.
Unplug appliances, even not in standby: And we’re not only talking about lights, kitchen appliances too should be unplugged. According to statistics, forty percent of the electrical use by home electronics occurs when they’re turned off. This may sound bizarre, but appliances act like “energy vampires” and suck electricity all day as long as they are plugged into a socket even when they are on the standby mode.
Rethink your Outdoor Lighting: Many of us have our outdoor landscapes, pathways and backyards adorned with lights. During festive seasons, we do indulge in a fair share of lights and lanterns. By switching these off, we reduce the power load. Even strategically placing lights in your backyard can make a difference in saving electricity.
What shift are you making in your daily routine? Share with us your first #SteptoGreen J #GreenerEarth Don’t forget change begins with One – Be the Change you wish to see!