on Jun 6th, 2008Do your bit for the environment
The World Environment day has again highlighted the energy crisis the world is facing and its almost certain that the next biggest market is energy. Technology for efficient consumption of energy, be it electrical or fuel driven, will be at the peak of global demand. Many companies are getting into the energy space in the hopes of cashing in on this phenomenon. Though we may not live to see the true implications of the energy crisis, its almost guaranteed that future generations will find it really hard to survive the energy crisis. There are some things that we as individuals can do to help preserve the environment – here are a few that are not all that hard to follow
- Follow yearly maintenance schedules to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner run efficiently.
- Unplug rarely used appliances such as a TV located in the spare bedroom.
- Dry your clothes on a laundry line instead of using a clothes dryer
- Replace all incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFL). CFL’s last up to 10 to 15 times longer and are 75 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs.
- Turn off lights when leaving a room.
- Switch off your monitor or close the lid of your laptop when not in use. Remember always to shut down the PC before going home from Office.
- Set up your monitor to go to sleep when idle for more than 10 minutes.
- Reduce the brightness in your monitor.
- Do not unnecessarily leave electrical items like your phone, camera on continuous charging.
- Ventilate your room and use fans and Air conditioners sparingly.
- Always check the emission of your vehicle, remember to tune your engine optimallyto cut emission levels.
- Share a carpool or drive with a friend to work or college.
- Don’t waste paper, use a computer wherever necessary.
I also found out that I emit 3.056 Tonnes of Carbon dioxide every year This is my environment day post