How to contribute to green-environment project


illustration of climate change

Different
media have been explored to sensitise the world about ‘climate change’ or
‘global warming’,  and the effects it has
on us: there have been discussions on how to solve the issue of climate change
in order to make the world safer for us to live in.
The
solution for this change in climate condition is tagged ‘green-house effect’:
it is caused by greenhouse gases.
A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse or a hothouse)
is a building or complex in which plants are grown. These structures range in
size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is
known as a cold frame.

A greenhouse is a structural building with
different types of covering materials, such as a glass or plastic roof and frequently glass or plastic
walls; it heats up because incoming (visible) sunshine is absorbed inside the
structure. Air warmed by the heat from warmed interior surfaces is retained in
the building by the roof and wall; the air that is warmed near the ground is
prevented from rising indefinitely and flowing away.
To
make understanding on how to contribute to the green environment easier – we
have brought to your notice simple things you can do today to help reduce your
environmental changes impact, save money, and live a happier, and healthier
life, as compiled by World Watch Institute (WWI).
You
can reduce global warming by the following tips:
1.  
Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the
winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save heating and cooling
costs.
2.  
Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when
your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
3.  
Unplug appliances when you’re not using them, or
use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and
cuts “phantom” energy use.
4.  
Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the
energy.
5.  
Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your
garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which plant occur naturally
in your area.
6.  
Walk or bike to work (if possible). This saves on
gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing
your risk of obesity.
7.  
Lobby your local government to increase spending on
sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge
dividends in your health, as well as, traffic reduction.
8.  
Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of
buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates
large amounts of container waste
.
9.  
Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminium
rather than plastic, with you when traveling or when at work.
10.               
 Keep your
cell phones, computers, and other electronics (away from the bin) as
long as possible.
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11.               
 Donate or
recycle your electronics responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains
mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.
For
details about climate change or green house effect, kindly seek for more
professional advice.
Thanks for reading this.

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