Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do your bit to halt climate change « A wide angle view of India

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    • Use an old sock to clean your kitchen counter. This material lasts a long time, it’s easy to clean, and if you wring it well enough before using it will give a shine to the surface. You will save on washing soap and will also be re-using a discarded sock. If by any chance you use paper, then you are going to do a lot of good if you change to a sock.
    • Do you use paper to wipe your hands? Stop! Carry a handkerchief with you wherever you go and avoid using even the electric hand dryer at malls.
    • If you live in a developed country you probably use clothes dryers. Try not using them. Dry your clothes on a line.
    • Recycle your garbage. Start a compost pit in your building compound.
    • Use cloth bags for shopping. And refuse plastic bags when a shop keeper offers them to you. Ditto with paper bags.
    • Don’t give your clothes for a wash if you feel they are not dirty. Wear them again another day. And fold your clothes in such a way that they don’t need re-ironing.
    • Eat less! Remember the more you eat, the more you deplete the environment. You can turn vegetarian too, as eating meat is more of a burden on our earth.