Everyone just needs to put in a couple seconds of their life into the planet.
We are living like royalty, doing absolutely whatever we want, however we want. It is quite selfish indeed. No one thinks about anyone but themselves. What will our kids in the future be dealing with, if we are using up all the necessities? Little things like turning off the computer when it isn’t in use, or doing laundry using cold water instead of hot-hot, and brushing without the water running will aid in improving the environment for the future.By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per ay. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don’t want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while having breakfast in the morning.
(50 Ways to help the planet) It may not seem like going to make much Of a difference, but even if 10,000 people were to turn their computers off, the country would be saving $140,000.That a huge amount which can be used in places of desperate need. “Computers are very much part of our world but we can’t destroy the planet and leave nothing for our children,” says Kingwood pupil Attain Ireland, 14. (Lightproof, Liz) Everyone has to do laundry, it’s a must, no one wants to walk around smelling disgusting, or wearing the same thing every day for the rest of their life. Many people do laundry using hot water, they may think it will make their clothing look more shiny, or less dirty.The water temperature may have a bit of say in that; otherwise that’s the detergents job. If people switched from hot-hot water to at least warm-cold, we could save energy comparable to 1 00,000 barrels of oil a day. (50 ways to help the planet) Also, it would also help the environment if under was done when there was a full load, not just two shirts and a pair of pants.
“Energy Star states that almost 90% of the energy consumed by a washing machine goes to heating water.Switching from hot or warm water to cold water washing saves that energy. In fact, each household that makes the switch to cold-water washing eliminates about 1 ,600 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year, according to the Sierra Club. ” (Efficient Laundry) When brushing why would one leave on the tap? Does it look amusing? Does it provide any type of entertainment while brushing? I’m sure not.
Keeping the water off while brushing can save up to five gallons a day, if one chooses to stop that is. According to EPA Waterlines initiative, the average bathroom sink faucet flows at a rate of two gallons a minute.