Tuesday, September 15, 2009

-save our world!!!

10 Ways You Can Improve Earth’s Health

1. Change light bulbs

2. Drive differently, or drive a different vehicle

3. Control your temperature

4. Tame the refrigerator monster

5. Twist some knobs

6. Plant smartly

7. Invest in green energy

8. Go organic

9. Buy recycled

10. Be a minimalist

Easy ways to save electricity.

Turn TV's, DVD players, games consoles off at the plug when not in use. Some appliances use up to 90% of their power when on standby, so switch them off at the plug to save electricity and money. Line dry clothes to save energy from your tumble drier. Tumble driers are the second biggest energy user in the home after the fridge. If the weather is poor, you can always use a clotheshorse to dry your clothes.

Use energy efficient lighting around the home. Although energy efficient lighting seems expensive at present, energy efficient light bulbs can last up to 10 times longer, and use only 25% of energy used by standard lighting. In the long run, the bulbs will pay for themselves.

Easy ways to save water.

By turning taps off when shaving and when brushing your teeth, you can save at least 6 litres of water per minute. If your taps leak, you could be wasting up to 5,500 litres of water per year, so always replaced your taps faulty washers.

Storing water in the fridge will stop you running the tap for long periods to get cold water.

Switch to watering the garden with a watering can. You can water your plants directly at the base so that the water goes straight to their roots, not on the leaves. Remember to water your plants in the evening to reduce evaporation.

Easy ways to save heat.

Turning your boiler thermostat down by 1 degree, you can save up to 10% on your heating bill each year. With an average heating bill, this could be as much as £90 per year!

Use energy saving window blinds to help trap warm air inside the home in cold weather, and direct sunlight out during hot weather. These types of blinds are around the same price as standard blinds, and can help you save money on your heating bills. Why would anyone want to waste money on blinds that increase your heating bill?

Stop your boiler from overworking by switching radiators off in unused rooms, or rooms that are used less often than others.

by : fieza, aishah, suhailah, jannah and anna


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