For this a few steps can be followed which are listed below:
- If the distance to be covered is not too long, walk instead of using a vehicle to reach your destination as it will not only prevent harmful fuel emission but also save the fuel, money and will be a good exercise too. Fuel efficient cars are also a good option.
- Prefer organic food as farmers don’t use or use very few chemicals (pesticides) while growing it which is not only healthy but prevents soil pollution too.
- Donate your plastic bottles and polythene bags for re-cycling instead of clogging up landfills.
- Instead of using light bulbs, use compact fluorescent lights or CFLs. These are more efficient and will last longer.
- Instead of using plastic bags to carry your goods while shopping, try to carry a canvas bag with you.
- Do not forget to switch off all electric appliances while you are not using them.
- Avoid wastage of water by closing the taps tightly after using.
- Nowadays many energy efficient appliances have also come up in the market such as thermal power geysers, CNG run vehicles, solar water heater etc.
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