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 itgenerates 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.
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.