With #Earthday2014 well underway, here are some easy things you can do to help save the planet:
1. Unplug any appliances you’re not using
It sounds very simple but it’s something we all forget to do. Some appliances, with their timers and start-up features, are constantly consuming small amounts of electricity when they’re left plugged into the wall.
2. Separate your garbage
Recycling is such an odd thing in the Middle East, especially in Egypt. But something as simple as having separate trash bins for your plastics, glass and regular waste will make the trash man’s job much easier and save energy like you wouldn’t imagine
3. Shop with reusable grocery bags
In Europe and the U.S., when you go to the supermarket, you’re often charged for each shopping bag you fill, so economically consciousness people bring their own reusable bags. There you are saving money, trees and plastic waste.
4. Change your light bulbs
If every household in the United States replaced one regular light bulb with fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road.
5. Plant a tree
Trees are good for the air, the land, they can shade your house and save on cooling (if you plant on the west side of your home) and they can also improve the value of your property.
6. Take a shorter shower
Every two minutes you save on your shower can conserve more than ten gallons of water.
7. Fly with an e-ticket
Save a tree and use an e-ticket. For all you jet setters out there, the cost of processing a paper ticket is approximately $10, while processing an e-ticket costs only $1. In the near future, e-tickets will be the only option, saving the airline industry $3 billion a year (and saving many trees in the process).
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