Global warming is a very important issue to the future of the planet. There are steps you can take to help lessen your environmental impact and help create a better, greener future.
What is Global Warming?
Global warming is the rise of the earth’s temperature, caused by an increase of greenhouse gases. These greenhouse gases were always found in the planet’s atmosphere, however pollution and human activity have resulted in them rising, which has made it more difficult for heat to leave our atmosphere. This means the earth continues to gradually heat up.
How Can We Stop It?
If we all take steps to reduce our carbon emissions and be more environmentally-minded, we can make a huge difference to the planet:
1. Recycle and Reduce Waste
Human produce a lot of waste, and much of what ends up in a landfill could have been recycled. Ensure your building has a strong recycling system in place which addresses all waste including paper, plastics and food. Encourage your workplace to consider various waste reduction options, like composting food waste.
2. Renewable Energy
Choosing to use renewable energy cuts down on costs and helps the planet. See if there’s a renewable option from your energy provider, or if you can install a source for yourself. These items may be expensive initially, but long-term they more than pay for themselves.
3. Building Efficiently
If a building is constructed with the environment in mind, it can save you a great deal on bills and will run more efficiently as a whole. Having proper insulation helps out in all seasons, making sure you’re heating and cooling systems don’t overwork by leaking outside.
4. Using Energy Efficient Electronics
Lots of electric appliances now have energy-efficient options which are kinder to the environment and cost less when it comes to utilities. Look for Energy Star rated items, which are certified to do just this.
5. Fuel Economy
Fuel is a huge part of climate change, so try and implement fuel economy into your life and business. Choosing vehicles which are more environmentally friendly is a big step and can save you a lot in gas costs. Look into options to encourage your workforce to be economical, such as car sharing, and choose fuel-efficient vehicles to transport equipment.
6. Conserve Water
Ensure restrooms are well maintained and any problems are addressed quickly so as not to waste water. Choose fixtures that are environmentally friendly, like low-flow toilets.
7. Plant Trees
Trees are aesthetically pleasing and they help clean the air by absorbing pollutants. Put some into trees your landscaping plans for beautiful grounds that support a healthy planet.