Global warming Tips

Global warming tips for saving the earth - 4 Tips

As the world warms, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and many animal and plant species are being driven to extinction. It’s hard to imagine what we as individuals can do to resolve a problem of this scale and severity. The good news: We are not alone. People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. We’re fighting like our lives depend on it, here are some tips to help you on you're way.

1. speak up, tell you're story:

A healthy planet and stable climate aren’t political issues. It’s all about families, communities, energy systems and humanity’s future. It’s important to get everyone on board, working toward climate solutions. People are more often influenced by friends than by experts, so make sure to talk about climate change with friends and family. Tell your stories — about changes you’ve seen where you live, how climate change has affected you, and the changes you’re making to lessen your impact. Encourage friends and family to explore the top 10 things they can do about climate change.

2. Reduce water waste:

 We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Saving water reduces carbon pollution, too. That's because it takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. So take shorter showers and turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

3. Eat the foods you buy: 

Approximately 10 percent of just the U.S. energy usage goes into growing, processing, packaging, and shipping food—about 40 percent of which just winds up in the landfill.

4. Use energy wiseless: 

Canada is one of the top energy consumers in the world! By getting more energy efficient, you’ll pollute less and save money.

The small changes you make add up:

  • Change to energy-efficient light bulbs.
  • Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when you’re not using them.
  • Wash clothes in cold or warm (not hot) water.
  • Dryers are energy hogs, so hang dry when you can and use dryer balls when you can’t.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Look for the Energy Star label when buying new appliances.
  • Winterize your home to prevent heat from escaping.
  • Get a home or workplace energy audit to identify where you can make the most energy-saving gains.
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