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[Ambassador report] Earth Day 2019

by Sainath Manikandan | 22-04-2019 16:40 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



EARTH DAY 2019 TIPS

FOOD

 

1.       Food is God. Don’t waste food

2.       Buy locally grown and seasonal food

3.       Buy organic food products

4.       Carry and store food in reusable and recycle containers

5.       Carry your own water bottle made of steel

6.       Try to avoid takeout

7.       Freshly prepared food saves the energy used at the processing plant, packaging and transportation costs on canned and frozen food

8.       Buy whole fruits and vegetables to avoid unnecessary trays and wraps

9.       Buy large economy sizes (less packaging per pound of product)

 

SHOPPING

 

10.   Say no to plastic bags

11.   Use a cloth bag (or one made of biodegradable plant-based materials)

12.   Borrow an item if you are not going to use it very often.

13.   Choose items that contain the least amount of packaging.

14.   Decrease dependence on paper products.

15.   Buy products which are recyclable and/or made from recycled materials

16.   Buy in bulk or multi-packs

17.   Buy heavily used items in the largest container possible

18.   Combine bags.

19.   Buy energy-efficient items

 

HOME

 

23.            Turn down the heat and air conditioning

24.            Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs

25.            Prevent Air Leaks

26.                        Turn off the power

27.            Unplug appliances when not in use – televisions, stereos etc. with remote controls, computers, telephone answering machines and appliances with clocks use electricity even when off.

28.            Use less water

29.            Fix that water leak

30.            Take a shower instead of a bath

31.            Wash clothes in cooler water and make it a full load

32.            Use less hot water and reduce the temperature setting

33.            Run the dishwasher on full load and avoid pre-rinse of dishes

34. Recycle aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic containers and paper.

35.            Reduce use of disposable plastic items such as plastic utensils, bags, and wraps

 

36.            Eliminate use of Styrofoam cups and plates – biodegradable alternatives exist for plates, cups, bowls, cutlery etc. etc. etc. and prices are getting competitive (rewrite from my version)

37.            Paint with water-based paints

38.            Dispose of household hazardous waste properly

 

OFFICE

 

39.            Turn off copiers, office printers, and all office lights at the end of the workday

40.            Use the sleep mode in the computer

41.            Turn off all lights when you leave the office for more than 1 hour.

42.            Print less

43.            Donate and/or recycle used electronics products

44.            Recycle printer and toner cartridges

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

45.            Drive a fuel efficient car

46.            Drive less

47.            Turn-off engine when idling

48.            Carpool

49.            Drive part of the way

50.            Erase your carbon footprint

 

Image Source: https://progressivesforimmigrationreform.org/earth-day-2019-since-neil-armstrong-walked-on-the-moon-global-population-has-doubled/

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7 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sainath

    Thank you for your report about Earth Day. Wishing you a great earth day and it was great reading your report. Its really impressive.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 03:01

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Sainath,

    Happy Earth Day and thank you for this concise report! I really enjoyed reading it. I will keep your points in mind in my daily life to remind myself of the importance of our earth! :)

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 28-04-2019 18:15

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath!

    Thank you for sharing this useful do??s and don??ts notes! I realized that there are so many ways we can help to preserve the earth in our daily lives. Those tips written on the list may sound simple, but I know it??s hard to keep all of them every day. I will keep in mind and try to follow them : ) I look forward to your next report.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 26-04-2019 22:16

Ashley Kho

  • Ashley Kho says :
    Wow, this is such a simple but compact report!
    Keep it up!

    Green cheers :)
    Posted 24-04-2019 15:49

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Greetings Sainath,

    I like the way you made the report clear and simple by using the point structure. It made me reazlied how there are so many different ways we can act to preserve our mother Earth. I will definitely keep in mind the points which you made and try to act upon it.

    Great job!


    Posted 24-04-2019 15:47

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello sainath
    This is amazing.
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Green cheers!
    Posted 24-04-2019 11:23

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Sainath!

    Happy Earth Day! I like all the tips you have put forward. Mainly because you looked at all the aspects that we a people are centred in, such as home, office and food! I will take the tips you have put forward into consideration.

    I thank you for this informative and creative report!
    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 22-04-2019 17:51

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