Thursday, January 28, 2010

Going green to save environment

Today green living or go green is buzz word. The business, organizations and NGOs are conducting awareness program to go green. You can go green by changing your lifestyle or reducing your carbon footprints you leave on earth or environment. Here are some green tips for you.

Shorter the route more the traffic: The shorter the route more the traffic which in turn makes pressing the clutch and brakes more often, which in turn consume more fuel.So it is always advisable to take a route where you can drive without much hassle on your way.

Go green with e-statements: One simple way you can reduce your global footprint is to sign up for e-Statements – saving paper, trees, postage and delivery costs. Online banking, paying bills online, say no to postage or courier are good way to reduce clutter and good for the environment too.

Plant a sapling and make your world Greener: Plant one little sapling for each and every little occasion you celebrate for it grows to remind you of the happiness time and again

Limit your Balloon Release to 5 or fewer: Many people are-unaware that balloon releases can result in littering and harm to wildlife. Once balloons are out of sight, they don't disappear - what goes up must come down. Small-scale releases and balloon races may have a disproportionate effect on the environment.

Say No to Chewing Gum: chewing gum is the second largest littering item in the world.Chewing gum is not biodegradable and will stick to its surface for many, many years until treated.

Do not dispose of food waste in kitchen sink:Do not dispose of food waste in kitchen sink as it requires lots of water for disposal and also increases unnecessary load on septic tank.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

LED Lights to Save Electricity

Many towns and cities are saving money on their power bills by changing from incandescent light bulbs to light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lamps are used for both general lighting and special purpose lighting.CFL consume 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. While LED bulbs use less electricity than both CFL and incandescent bulbs.

  • A building’s carbon footprint from lighting can be reduced by 60 to 70 per cent by switching to LED lighting.

  • In some states government offers incentives or rewards for supporting green living and reduce carbon footprint.

  • LED lights supports timer and Timer for lights or electronic equipments in your apartment enables you to save electricity when they are not in use.