Everyone knows that climate change is real and happening now. What many people don’t know is that we have the solutions in our hands.
To prevent climate change, you will have to do your part and learn to live a green life. Electricity, automobiles, and all carbon emissions are the main causes of climate change. Follow these steps to learn ways you can help prevent climate change, often called global warming.
Step 1: A very simple way to save some energy is by changing all of your regular incandescent light bulbs with a compact fluorescent light bulb which are more efficient.
Step 2: To prevent climate change, unplug electronics when not in use. A small amount of electricity is used even when a device is not on but still plugged in.
Step 3: Remove yourself from mailing lists to save on paper.
Step 4: Reduce emissions from your automobile by tuning up your car, inflating your tires, and taking it easy on the brake and gas while driving.
Step 5: To prevent climate change, wash your clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot water. This can save you 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
Step 6: Turn off your lights and televisions when you leave a room. In the summer keep the shades open and try not to turn on the lights until nighttime. It is now a habit of mine to not turn lights on at all during the summer days. It is reducing electric bill and protecting the environment.
Step 7: To prevent climate change, start recycling plastic bottles instead of just throwing them away. You can also recycle paper, like newspapers. Always make sure you recycle cans and glass bottles also. Some states charge you 5 or 10 cents a bottle or can which you’ll get back with you return them.
Step 8: Use a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of a dryer. 700 pounds of carbon dioxide can be saved for half a year of air drying.
Step 9: When getting ready to buy a new car, check into any hybrids being offered. The Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrids are among themost fuel efficient cars offered as of right now.
Step 10: Some small things you could do are: limit your time in the shower, plant a tree once a month, install low flow shower heads and sink faucets in your home, and wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket.
Step 11: Buying locally grown food will support your local market and reduce transportation costs to transport goods from other states and/or countries. Buy fresh foods because frozen foods take 10 times more energy to produce.
Step 12: More major steps could include switching to solar energy or wind energy.
Preventing climate change is a world wide effort. Share your knowledge with your friends and family. Make them watch “An Inconvenient Truth” with Al Gore, which can really be an eye opener to climate change.
Warnings: Some people do not believe in climate change or do not even care but think about your children and their children. If we don’t start protecting the planet, future generations won’t have a beautiful planet to experience life on.