Taking steps to conserve and reuse natural resources you can do your part just by changing your daily habits. To help save the environment, try decreasing energy and water consumption to conserve natural resources. Make your home more environmentally. Once you’ve made your own lifestyle more environmentally you can also engage in activism to help educate others on doing the same.
Changing Your Daily Habits:
Switch off anything that uses electricity when not in use. If you’re not using it, turn it off. This goes for lights, televisions, computers, printers, and so on.
Put timers on lamps and use them to turn off lamps at the same time each day. Timers like these can be found in hardware stores and they can be plugged into outlets, then control the power to your lamp.
You can also find heaters and fans that have timers on them. So if it’s cold or hot during the night it will switch off for you. Most of the timers go for an hour and then automatically switch off.
Unplug devices when possible. Leaving devices plugged in, such as laptop chargers or toasters, can use “phantom” energy. Even when you turn off an appliance, it may still use power because the applications on the electronics will constantly use electricity. It is best to unplug anything that you do not anticipate using in the next 36 hours (or more).
Use a power strip to turn lots of things off with the flip of a single switch. You can plug all your devices in one area—say, your computer—into a power strip. When you’re done, simply turn the power strip off with the switch.
Conservation Of Water:
- The average family of four in the U.S. uses about 400 gallons (1,514 L) of water every day. Make conscious choices to lower your consumption of water.
- Take shorter showers or fill the bathtub only one-quarter to one-third full.
- Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
- Install low-flow faucets (taps) or aerators, low-flow shower heads, and low-flush toilets.
Run your dishwasher only when it is completely full.
- Wash full loads of laundry in a washing machine. Choose a front-load machine if possible.
If you hand wash your car, park it on your lawn and use buckets and sponges. Use the hose to rinse. Use a hose nozzle to stop the water or turn the hose off between rinses. Keep in mind, however, that the soap and other cleaning products might go down the storm drain (if you have one), leading to pollution.
- If you have a swimming pool, use pool covers to reduce evaporation and keep leaves out.
- Plant drought tolerant landscaping, and consider xeriscaping. Maintain your outdoor irrigation and water no more than is necessary.
One last thing. One day we all are gonna die. Our next generation will come to our position. If we don’t save the environment they are going to suffer and blame us. So think like a wise man and try to save the environment from now.