Saturday, August 10, 2019

ways to reduce climate change

Climate change is the most essential issue of our generation; we are the first to witness its early signs and the last who have a chance of stopping them from happening.
Living in a bubble of denial can only get us this far; the planet which is our home is already a scene for melting glaciers, raising floods, extinction of species… the list goes on and on.

Tackling climate change is a shared mission for mankind.  Let's join hands to combat with climate change. Because as individuals we can slow down climate change effect by implementing small more sustainable actions within our community.

Before Knowing about how to fight with climate change everyone should have complete Knowledge about climate change , its causes, and facts. 

what is Climate Change (Definition, Causes,Effects,Actions and solutions )



Let us tell you about daily habits that can be adopted to fight with climate change locally.



Major Ways to Fight with Climate change In Your Home 


1.  Put the 3 R's of sustainability into Daily practice

The goal of the 3R's is to prevent waste and conserve natural resources. which helps to reduce climate change effect. 


  • - Reduce: consume less, more efficiently.
  • - Reuse: Try to use the old stuff as much as possible. Take the advantage of second-hand markets to sell your old things and to buy second hand things. You'll be saving money and reducing your consumption.
  • - Recycle - if you are really concerned about Environment then keep one thing in Mind that Don't through anything away that can be recycled. Recycling helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption.

Recycling eliminates the need for new raw materials to make new products. For Example, By recycling one ton of paper saves 19 trees from being cut. Tree preservation in turn leads to the protection of water catchment areas and promotes the capture of CO2, reducing greenhouse gas emission.

 Studies indicate that deforestation and landfills account for an estimated 25% of the global greenhouse gas emissions annually. 

2. Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions 

Greenhouse gas emission is a major cause of climate change.  we have to avoid those things which increase emissions. such as, Fossil Fuel, Coal and  Natural gas used for electricity, Heat and Transportation... 

  •  Start walking - Is there any single Sustainable action that’s better for your mind, your body, and your planet? 
  • Bicycling-  use cycle for short distance it keeps us fit and healthy. use less car as much as possible. 
  • Carpooling - use carpooling for same destination. Enjoy that time with your friends it's really wonderful. 
  • Use public Transport- For Long Distance travel Buses and Trains are best alternative of cars. According to the Study, each liter of fuel that your car uses, equals 2.5 kilos of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.
  •  Add solar panels to your house- within reasonable price you can install solar panels in your house. How to Add Solar Power to a Home??  renewable energy ministry provide many subsidies on solar panel. 



3. Save energy in your Home appliances


Saving energy is not only good for the fight against climate change, it's also good for your wallet.




  • Replace Your Bulbs with LEDs- Traditional  light bulbs consume an excessive amount of electricity and must be replaced them with energy efficient alternatives.compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) consume 25-80% less electricity and last three to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.

  •   Install a programmable or smart thermostat- Always adjust the thermostat for heating and air conditioning.
  •  Purchase energy efficient appliances- Before purchasing an appliance, you must pay attention to the initial purchase price and the annual operating cost.
    Use always energy star appliances
    Use always energy star appliances 
  • Although energy efficient appliances usually have higher purchase prices, their operating costs are 9-25% lower than conventional models. You should look on the ENERGY STAR level of appliances. For Example-  ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers consume 25% less energy and 45% less water than others. 
  •  Clean or replace HVAC filters time to time - A dirty filter on your air conditioner or heater will make the system work harder and waste energy.
  • Hang-dry your clothes instead of using the dryer- Almost 80-90 percent people use dryer to dry clothes. Do you Know how much electricity does a dryer consume?

4.  Raise voice against Deforestation 

  Buy Eco- Friendly Furniture - Deforestation is a serious problem, so we all have to buy sustainable furniture. using Eco- Friendly Furniture is not only saving environment but also save money. Here are some Places to Find Sustainable Furniture. 


buy sustainable furniture to stop deforestation
buy sustainable furniture to stop deforestation 


Plant more trees - On average, 1 acre of new forest can sequester about 2.5 tons of carbon annually. Young trees absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 13 pounds/tree each year. when Trees reach their most productive stage of carbon storage at about 10 years  they are estimated to absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide/year.

5. Eat low carbon footprint diet-

 cheese, Meat, and eggs have the highest carbon footprint. Fruit, vegetables, beans and nuts have much lower carbon footprints.


Eat local and seasonal food : Eat those food that is produced in the local area, avoid imports which create more emissions due to transportation. Also, eat seasonal items, to avoid less sustainable production methods.


 Avoid excessive packaging and processed foods as much as possible.  here are 10 Processed Foods that you should Avoid



6.  Reduce food waste- 

Food waste is an enormous source of greenhouse gases. Recently,The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report , 


IPCC's new report on climate change and land
IPCC's new report on climate change and land 


"entitled Climate Change and Land",  notes that roughly 25 to 30% of total food produced annually is lost or wasted — and that has consequences. From 2010 to 2016, global food loss and waste contributed eight to 10 per cent of human-caused GHG emissions. Food waste directly effect climate change


7. Use Reusable Water Bottles- 

Landfills already contain more than 2 million tons of plastic bottles. 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to manufacture water bottle every year. single use plastic water bottles take more than 1,000 years to biodegrade. so, reusable water bottle does sound like a good idea.

8. Always Bring your own shopping bags.

 Plastic bags are very harmful for the environment: They take hundreds of years to break down, contaminate soil and waterways, and cause widespread marine animal deaths. To fight with this  problem, many country make laws to ban plastic-bags or fees on single-use bags. Switch to reusable bags and use them consistently.


“What do you think about climate change"?  Share your thoughts in the comment box and give your opinion. 

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