Nature has been damaged severely by humans. Ozone layer has holes, and global temperature has raised to a concerning point. The act of conserving nature must start from the individuals. Otherwise, it will be too late for the next generation.
Below is the guide for you to live a green lifestyle, a lifestyle that can lower carbon emission and environmental pollution.
Be efficient with energy and water
Electricity plays the dominant role in polluting the environment. The majority of the world still uses fossil fuels, coals, gas, and other high carbon-emitting power generators. The carbon dioxide resulted from the process causes the greenhouse effect. It traps the heat on earth, which later raises global temperature.
You can contribute to saving the energy by making the use of electricity in your house more efficient. Heating and cooling take 70% of the electricity. Leakage and poor insulation system increase the power intake with empty result.
You should take energy efficiency audit and see which household appliances consume the most power. A professional energy auditor will let you know if there is any improvement needed. You can inspect energy efficiency by yourself if you have the proper knowledge. But remember, electricity can be dangerous and improper installation can lead to further damage.
Reduce plastic usage
Plastic pollution has reached the deep sea. People who love to eat fish, clamps and other kinds of common seafood are susceptible to eating microbeads. Laundry detergents, plastic vinyl, and even regular soaps contain microbeads.
Conserve the nature by preferring to use eco-friendly bathing products. They are made without dangerous chemicals and wrapped in disposable and recyclable material.
Opt to use tote-bag for shopping instead of plastic bags. One plastic bag takes one thousand years to degrade, and most of them end up in the sea.
Be active by walking and taking public transportation
Automobiles severely contribute to air pollution. And when there are too many cars on the road, and traffic jam happens, all the fossil fuels and pollution are for nothing.
Getting trapped in a traffic jam for hours forces you to be inactive. Sitting has been spotted by science to be the primary culprit of heart attack and hypertension. It is better to take the subway or bus. Walking from one station to another burns calories. It can trigger active lifestyle and helps you to control weight.
Cycling and walking are alternatives to taking public transportation. If you cannot stand the crowd, and your destination is close enough to your place, consider going there by walking or cycling.