4 Ways To Save Our Earth

Don’t you think we have done enough damage to the Earth? It’s time to give back and protect the little that we have so future generations can revel in the bounties of the beautiful Mother Earth. Here are some interesting ways through which you can reduce your carbon footprint…

Delilah Rodrigues

1. Recycle and Reuse
Follow the golden R’s and you will do much less damage to the Earth. Try segregating waste like paper, plastic, aluminum or wet waste at home. Do not discard unwanted clothes and household items, always donate them. Avoid the use of single use plastic. Reusing plastic items and transform them into fun with your kids. Use plastic soda bottle as plant holders, use old containers to store kitchen goods or make a frame from an empty egg carton, the list is endless.

2. Ditch the Car
The best way to reduce your carbon footprint and save moolah is to leave the car at home and hop on to public transport. You could also opt for carpooling with coworkers to reduce the amount of cars on the road, which in turn will reduce traffic and save on commute time. If you still want your car, ensure that it is regularly maintained because your car is one of the biggest sources of CO2 pollution.

3. Plant a Tree
Get down and dirty. Plant a tree or even a little plant, be it in your back yard, your balcony or on your window sill. Fun fact: A young tree absorbs roughly 26 pounds of CO2 per year and a mature tree can absorb 48 pounds. After 40 years, a tree will have absorbed 1 ton of carbon that would contribute to global warming.

4. Take Shorter Showers
Do you love your long leisurely showers? Guess what! Your shower sessions seem to be doing harm to the environment. For an eco-friendly lifestyle, all you have to do is shorten your bath time by a whisker. Reports say that we could save 20.9 billion pounds of CO2 a year if we reduced a minute of our shower sessions.

Did you know?
• 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper
• During the time it takes you to read this sentence, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours
• A glass bottle takes more than 4,000 years to decompose
• Paper can be recycled only six times. After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together
• Rainforests are being cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute
• The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years
• Within the next 15 to 40 years it is likely that polar bears, chimpanzees, elephants, snow leopards, tigers, mountain gorillas, orangutans, giant pandas, rhinos and koala bears will become extinct

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