The climate crisis is severe in our world now. Global temperatures rose about 1.8°F from 1901 to 2020. Glaciers are shrinking. The average thickness of glaciers has decreased by more than 60 feet since 1980. We consume natural resources every day without noticing how much we actually use them. It is our responsibility to work together to save the earth. Here are some small things we can do!!
Use reusable products!
According to United Nations, an estimated one-third of all food produced each year, or 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion, ends up decaying in the trash or spoiling as a result of inefficient harvesting and transportation methods; the globe might save US$120 billion annually if everyone converted to energy-efficient light bulbs; By 2050, if there are 9.6 billion people on the earth, it might take almost three planets' worth of natural resources to support people's existing way of life.
By utilizing recycled and sustainable natural resources, consumption must be conducive to environmental protection and ecological balance which can minimize the discharge of waste and pollution to the environment.
Sustainability: Reusable products are typically produced by recycled resources. They are capable of being used multiple times compared to single-use products or are easy to degrade.
Common reusable products include reusable straws, reusable shopping bags, reusable water bottles, reusable tissue, and reusable paper.
Raising people's awareness of environmental protection, caring for our earth, and giving us a better life - is the meaning of environmentally reusable products.
2. Turn off the faucets tightly when you are done
Water Waste is severe in our world now. According to USGS in 2015, each American uses an average of 82 gallons of water a day. Some habits cause this number to keep increasing.
These seemingly insignificant habits could cause a waste of gallons of water. Taking a 2-3 minute shower can waste up to 10 gallons of water. A washing machine uses 3.5 gallons of water per cycle. A single leaky faucet would cause more than 100 gallons of water every year. You can waste 8 gallons of water per day with the opening tap during tooth brushing.
Water Saving Checklists
Turn off the shower when you are taking the shampoo and body wash.
Turn on the dishwasher when it is a full load
Make sure the faucets have no drips before leaving
Turn off the tap when you are brushing your teeth
3. Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Did you know that the average household in the United States spent about 30 kilowatt-hours per day and the biggest contributor to overall home power usage is water heaters?
If you use hot water for laundry, you are consuming more electricity than normal laundry. About 75% of the energy involved in laundry goes into heating up the water. Setting your washing machine to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and using cold water detergent can save you $60 per year in utility costs, according to a Consumer Reports estimate. Cold water not only saves energy but also protects clothes from any damage.
Check out this video to learn more about the benefits of washing your clothes in cold water!!
4. Methods of helping us better save gas
Efficient driving techniques
Driving more sparingly with fuel can save your annual fuel costs by several hundred dollars, increase road safety, and reduce wear and tear on your car. You may cut your car's fuel use and CO2 emissions by 25% by using these five fuel-efficient driving practices.
When you're driving, keep an eye out for what's in front of you. Keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you. You can maintain a consistent pace and save fuel by paying close attention to what pedestrians and other vehicles are doing and projecting what they will do next. Driving is also safer.
Reduce your speed
Keep to the speed limit to conserve fuel! The majority of automobiles, vans, pickups, and SUVs are most fuel-efficient between 50 and 80 km/h. A vehicle uses more fuel the faster it travels over this speed range.