Conserving water, reducing gas emissions, recycling trash and reducing energy usage are effective methods for keeping the environment clean. Fixing a leaky toilet or turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save gallons of water each week. Walking or riding a bike instead of driving can reduce gas emissions.Continue Reading
Recycling cans and newspapers reduces pollution. Leaving the turned lights off when they're not needed avoids wasted energy.
To increase home energy efficiency, standard light bulbs should be replaced with compact fluorescent bulbs, which last 10 times longer and use less energy. Home appliances should meet EPA and U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for energy efficiency. A programmable thermostat can help prevent energy waste, and cleaning air filters regularly ensures that the ventilation system does not have to be overtaxed. Household pesticides or chemicals used for cleaning purposes can by replaced with distilled vinegar, lemon and baking soda or the numerous green cleaning products available in stores.
Underinflated car tires lead to poor gas mileage and increased pollution and higher greenhouse gas emissions, as well as increased tire wear and tear. Tire pressure should be checked regularly. Driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph on the highway can improve fuel efficiency by 4 miles per gallon.Learn more about Pollution
Electric cars are helpful for the environment because they don't give off as many harmful emissions as regular vehicles, as well as helping to protect the climate and reduce overall oil consumption. Another advantage of electric cars is that they save motorists on fuel costs.Full Answer >
To combat global warming, people must reduce their energy emissions and start using renewable energy resources instead of depleting fossil fuels. Global warming is a continual rise in the average temperature of the Earth that greatly affects the Earth’s climate and ecosystem.Full Answer >
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are better for the environment than standard incandescent light bulbs, as they use less energy and help reduce green house gas emissions. They also last up to 10 times longer, producing less environmental waste.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the U.S. government has an organization called the Environmental Protection Agency that regulates greenhouse gas emissions on automobiles, partners with private businesses to reduce industry emissions and reduces the agency's emissions. The government also partners with other countries and makes commitments to reduce air pollution worldwide.Full Answer >