Thursday, June 11, 2009

World Environment Day

As all of you know, World Environment Day was held on the 5th of June. The theme this year is Your Planet Needs You! Unite to Combat Climate Change. Here are some Daily do something Tips provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction of WED 2009, for everyone to start saving the world! Play your part by using less and acting more. Try to incorporate all of these tips into your life as a matter of routine. Get involved!

Plant a tree!
• The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is by avoiding driving altogether. Power down and instead try biking, walking, carpooling, public transport or an occasional telecommute.
• Use washable mugs instead of non-biodegradable Styrofoam or plastic cups as an environmentally-friendly alternative.
• Use both sides of a paper.
• Save water. Don’t let the tap run.
• Use towels for drying your face and hands instead of tissues that are used and then thrown away. Hang your towels so that they can be reused.
• Recycle your newspaper after reading them.
• Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat as it senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air-conditioner to run longer than necessary.
• When cooking, match the size of the pan to the size of the heating element to lower energy wastage.
• When you are feeling at your laziest, don’t throw clean clothes in the hamper to avoid hanging them up! Wear jeans more than once…
• When you wash, use only eco-friendly products in your home. It’s best for you and the environment! And did we mention plant a tree!

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