Global WarmingDespite what many skeptics say, global warming is real and serious for all of us. As a matter of fact, we are already experiencing the negative effects. You do not need to go further than to observe that days have gone hotter than before to know this. Consequently, it is important for us to do our part in helping conserve the environment and curb its effects. 

While the task seems complicated, there are many practical and easy ways to do this. Some of these are the following:

  1. Leave the car at home and commute – using available modes of transportation not only saves you the money you the money you spend for gas, it also lowers greenhouse emissions tremendously. Taking advantage of the train and bike roads helps you save money, get fit, meet and see more people and save the environment!
  2. Minimise wastage – Whether this be food, energy, water, or electricity. Wasted food takes up a lot of the landfill for wastes which eventually turns into a destructive greenhouse gas called methane. Planning your meals and buying according to these plans are a surefire way of limiting food wastes. Donating to food kitchens or eating leftovers will help as well. Saving water, electricity, and energy with simple adjustments such as scheduling laundry and limiting use of dryers and other appliances can go a long way. It is important to keep in mind that water, while plenty, is not unlimited! Energy and electricity takes so much manpower and greatly affect the environment.
  3. Recycle, recycle, recycle – Taking reusable bags to shopping, donating old mobile phones or batteries and reusing old materials can lower plastic consumption and waste. Reusing boxes, containers, resealable and strong plastic bags can also help minimise trash and methane emissions. You can even make money out of it. While most people think only of plastic bottles and discarded materials, you can recycle metals as well. Selling scrap metals is a great way to earn more money. Earn cash by sorting through your house for items that are no longer used or have been kept in the basement for long. Scrap metals yards will willingly buy your metals every day and at a price considerable larger than what you can earn recycling other items.

There are many ways to help the environment. You just have to do an extensive research. Save the environment, save money and earn a little more too on the side.