Here are some tips to reduce your impacts on the Blue Planet.
Replacing 4 standard bulbs with low-mercury CFLs will prevent the emission of five thousand pounds of carbon dioxide. This lamps use 4 times less energy and by the end of their life period, their purchase price has been saved 9 times.
By slowing down from 130 to 110 km/h, 20% of fuel is saved
By switching off the engine at a stop. After more than one minute a motor ticking over uses more fuel than it would take to start it again
Stand-by mode of electrical appliances consumes alone no less than 72% of the power required to run a television!
By using public transport. Replacing your weekly 20 mile car trip will reduce annual emissions of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by nearly a thousand pounds !
1 °C less of heating at home gives an economy of 7%
Most industries and buildings can cut energy consumption by 30 percent or more using only measures that pay back all their initial costs in 4 years.
Add plants to your office. It helps cleans indoor air by reducing dust, bacteria, mold and absorbing CO2.
Switch off the lights when you don't need them.
Forgot the prewash cycle and reduce the temperature : a washing cycle at 30 °C consumes 3 times less energy than a cycle at 90 °C and 25% less than a cycle at 60 °C
Putting a lid on pans while cooking uses 30% less energy
For short trips, walk or go by bicycle. A car uses 50% more fuel over the first kilometer.
Defrosting fridge/freezer regularly is important because 5 mm of ice on the walls of freezer will use twice as much energy. Clean the dusty coils behind your fridge as well.