Below, please check out the top 10 + 1 ways you can adopt to help fight climate change. I have used the website (at bottom of page) as a reference and have added in useful hints and suggestions that may help anyone who care enough to join us in this worthwhile cause.
All we ask is that you PLEDGE to make this your PASSION and MISSION....
(1) SWITCH OFF and UNPLUG
# Switch off lights and unplug all electrical appliances when not in use
e.g. computer, TV, fans, radio, portable chargers, etc.
# Clean and maintain electrical appliances regularly - this will maximise energy savings.
# When buying new gadgets, look for energy efficient models.
# Turn air-cond temperature to high of between 22-24 deg when in use.
REMEMBER : Less energy = less pollution
(2) CONSERVE and RECYCLE WATER
# Take a shower instead of a bath.
# Turn off the tap and not let water run unnecessarily when you are brushing your teeth, and washing dishes.
# Recycle water from your laundry and kitchen for the garden.
# Collect rain water for washing and watering plants.
# Wash laundry only when you have a full load.
# Use a bucketful of water to clean your car.
(3) USE ENERGY SAVING BULBS
# Change to compact flourescent light bulbs.
# Turn off lights when not in the room.
(4) SHOP SMART
# Avoid buying products with elaborate packaging. They cost more and also not eco-friendly.
# Buy refills whenever available e.g. shampoo, shower gel and washing detergent.
# Support local-made products - they are cheaper and have less carbon imprint.
# Eat more organic foods which are eco-friendly, healthier and are free from pesticides and fertlizers.
# Eat more local fruits and vegetables rather than expensive imported ones.
(5) DRIVE LESS
# Carpool to help ease traffic congestion and air pollution.
# Walk or ride a bicycle for short distances. e.g from your home to the groceries/market.
# Make a list of errands and plan to do them in a day... this saves time, petrol and money.
# Take public transport whenever convenient instead of using the car.
(6) PLANT A TREE
# Trees are natural air-filters - they convert harmful carbon dioxide to oxygen.
# If space is not available, cultivate a small garden in your porch/balcony. Pots of green leafy plants are so eye-pleasing and helps the environ.
# Reduce the use of paper and/or recycle to help save more trees.
(7) 3Rs CONCEPT - REDUSE, REUSE, RECYCLE
# Reduce the use of plastic bags and other non-degradable products
# Recycle and reuse glass/plastic/cardboard receptacles.
# Sort out recyclable items and convert them to cash.
# Give old clothes ,toys, books, old furniture and electrical appliances (not working) to Charity. Make sure they are in fair condition and are repairable for further use.
(8) USE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
# wind turbine energy
# natural gas
(9) ADVOCATE FOR - SOS Planet Earth
# Cultivate Green habits and make a change to your present lifestyle.
# Join in and actively participate in environmental activities/ gotong royong clean-ups in your locality..
# Take the lead and start your own environmental group.
# Set an example to your children - teach and show them the way.
(10) STOP SMOKING
# Cut down/stop smoking. It's good for your heath and the environment.
# Don't subject your loved ones and friends to second-hand smoke with your habit.
(11) Last but not the least - GO VEG! BE GREEN !
# Begin to adopt a plant-based diet to reduce livestock-induced pollution to the environment.
# Support animal-rights activist groups in their battle against cruelty to animals and livestock.
(12) CONCEPT WEBSITE REF: Green Yahoo
BLOGGER'S COMMENTS : These are but some of the ways we can help protect the environment. If you have more to share, please post them to us at : firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them to the blog in your credit.