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25 Ways To Be Environmentally Conscious

Posted by on August 30, 2013

Everybody is making strides to protect and preserve the environment. True enough, the new war cry of most individuals and organizations today is “Go Green”. Our decisions and actions contribute to the deterioration or well-being of the environment, and it is something that none of us can ever afford to look right through. Now is the right time to make this planet safe both for the present generation and for the generations to come. As stewards of this planet, we should understand that it is our lives that are put at stake when we pollute the environment and over-consume our resources. Each choice we make has an environmental impact, so it is imperative that we learn how to make the right ones. Here are 25 ways to be environmentally conscious:


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Recycle plastic, papers, clothes, etc.

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Recycling is an indispensable part of environmental preservation. Among the items that can be recycled are papers, clothes, bulbs, electronics and plastic. It is best to have separate disposal bins for each of these items so waste segregation won’t be a problem. Before disposal, look for those that can be recycled. This saves such items from filling up landfills and emitting harmful chemicals during decomposition.

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Donate your old items

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Instead of trashing your old items, donate them. Aside from recycling, reusing is another good way to cut down energy expenditure that comes with recycling and production. Among the items you can donate are old furniture, shoes, electronics and clothes. That way, you don’t only get to protect the environment but also make an underprivileged individual’s life easier.

23

Conserve electricity at home

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Typically, electricity comes from non-renewable fossil fuels, which release green house gases like carbon dioxide into the earth’s atmosphere. When you conserve electricity at home by using energy-efficient appliances, you contribute to the reduction of global warming. You can do this by turning off your air conditioner when it is not too hot or when you unplug the charger of your laptop when its battery is still full.

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Use water responsibly

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One of the best ways through which you can use water responsibly at home is by repairing your leaky faucets. After use, make sure that your faucets are closed enough not to leak. You can also run your laundry just when you have a full load so you won’t have to use much volume of water every day. In watering your lawn, use a sprinkler instead of a hose and don’t water your lawn when it rains.



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Make organic compost for your garden

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Instead of buying inorganic compost for your garden, make your own. You can do this by using your kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peels; dry leaves, or flowers. By using organic compost, you not only avoid waste from clogging up landfills but you also convert them into effective fertilizers.