How To Save Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Save Money While Doing So!

Is this where we're heading?

Global warming
Global warming
Global Burning????
Global Burning????
Total Global Decay????????
Total Global Decay????????

Did you know that the simple act of turning on the television or that everytime you make a pot of coffee you're producing carbon emissions?

Ideas that do not cost any money and in actual fact save money that make a great start to reducing your contribution to global warming are listed here:

 

  1. Recycle as much as possible. (Including clothes and household furnishings)
  2. Do all the shopping and errands once a week. (saves on gas for the car and time)
  3. Turn things off when not in use (lights, television, computer etc. ...)
  4. Unplug mobile phone and IPod chargers as soon as they're finished charging
  5. Turn down the central heating/central airconditioning even just 1 to 2 degrees C (will noticably lower yearly fuel bills)
  6. Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will show up as a significant savings)
  7. Make an insulated cover for the hotwater tank from an old blanket. (Make sure the tanks venting is left uncovered)
  8. Fill the dish washer and washing machine to full capacity loads. (this will save water, electricity, and soap and rise agents)
  9. Hang laundry out to dry on the line instead of using the dryer. (Even if you still use the air fluff cycle it still will make a difference on the fuel bill)
  10. Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need. (For a small appliance the kettle uses a lot of power)
  11. Defrost the fridge and freezer regularily. (Try to keep the freezer at near full capacity this cuts down the cost of keeping everything frozen)
  12. Instead of driving to the park or gym walk or bike.
  13. Sign up to a green energy supplier, who will supply electricity from renewable sources (e.g. wind and hydroelectric power) - this will reduce your carbon footprint contribution from electricity to zero
  14. Try to buy locally made products (this not only save local jobs but it reduces transport charges)
  15. Buy local organic produce whenever possible (healthier, better tasting)
  16. Buy local fruit and vegetables, or even try growing your own (without using damaging chemicals and fertilizers...for weed and bug control use the companion planting methods)
  17. Buy as little fresh fruit and vegetables that are out of season, as they have to be flown in.
  18. Don't buy over packaged products (even though some items come prepackaged recycle it instead of sending it to the landfill site)
  19. As the o;d style lightbulbs burn out replace them with energy saving bulbs.
  20. Replace your old boiler with a new energy efficient condensing boiler
  21. Use the bus or a train rather than your car
  22. Carpool to work or for the kids school run
  23. If your work allows, work from home one day a week
  24. When traveling turn the lights and air-conditioning off when leaving the hotel room
  25. Ask for your room service to wash towels and bedding every other day, rather than every day
  26. Don't buy bottled water if the tap water is safe to drink (especially if it has been shipped from far away)

Help me please by adding extra ways to save emission gases into the comment box below. Thanks 

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Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

naimul, thak you for reading.

regards Zsuzsy


naimul 4 years ago

i made this website famous in in science class


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thank you for taking a look, anemometers, and for commenting. We all forget at times but its never to late to covert. Every little bit adds up to a massive.

regards Zsuzsy


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anemometers 5 years ago from Anemometer Installation Areas

Wow! This was really detailed. I am guilty!


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks for taking a look. I was away hence the delay in my reply.

Hope you're well Isabella

Kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Isabella Snow 7 years ago

Great tips, Zuz! I thought I commented on this hub before but I guess not!


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

Thanks, I always make it a point to do my bit towards the environment and also have a blog dedicated on environement and health called "Natural Green Remedies". Do visit and let me know if you liked it


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Packerpack! Glad you came for a visit. The more people get into the habit of living green the better it will be for all of us.

regards Zsuzsy


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

I am a big time follower to steps to save environment and I really feel so very good when I find people writing or supporting the same.

you have given some very good tips and thank you for that. I am gonna join your fan club


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Pricelessway glad you came by. Thank you for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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pricelessway 7 years ago from United Kingdom

Zsuzsy

Thanks for the tips, I like the way its simply put together and

easy to remember too.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Yes we do need to shout, LOUD and OFTEN!


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

C.S. I'm with you on this 100%.

One of my pet peeves is that I have a hard time finding seeds even for simple veggies that have not been "molested" (when something is altered into its DNA that is the only word I can use) to their deepest core.

We all need to shout our concern from every possible venue to wake up every passive world inhabitant. Thanks for the visit kindest

regards Zsuzsy


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

ZsuZsy Bee,

I am in my early 50's and i have been composting for my garden since I was 16. I got on the kick when I was the little hippie type in high school Ha! Now everybody is on the band wagon. My big concern is all the processed foods.

You know I went to the store to buy some oatmeal the other day and all they had were the Quick Oats which I hate because they are mushy and sorta remind me of glue. There were no Old Fashioned Oats to be had in any brand. Not even Quaker Oats.

Everyone could be more enlightened to eat more raw foods and get away from all the nasty processed stuff. All the time it takes to make raw potatoes in to some frozen form of quick fix potato something has to be stressing on our environment and not just stressing me!

It use to be we worried over hot dogs and bologna. Now the majority of products are mass produced who knows what's really in a box or a can. This is one thing that really freaks me.

Chicken Tenders, tator tots, pop tarts, lunchables, liquid yogurt, single servings of every kind, pringles, frozen baked potatos, frozen biscut breakfast sandwiches, frozen pancakes, cup o soup,,,,,,,, my God the list goes on and on......I can honestly say that never a poptart has crossed my lips and never will.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Mr.M.! It's been a while. How are you my friend? Hope life is treating you okay and I really hope that 2009 will be the very best year for you and your family ever.

I think if we all try to remember to do our part that in itself is a step ahead. Thanks for taking a look and for commenting. regards Zsuzsy


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MrMarmalade 7 years ago from Sydney

Some very upmarket ideas.

Full of good intentions, I sometime forget.

Sorry about that.

I will endeavour to better tomorrow.

 


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

How true CGull, how very true. Thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Timely tips for us, we have to keep this as a habit instead of doing it occassionally. Thanks Zsuzsy.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Dottie! The mess in our environment has been on my mind for a few years now and I'm forever trying to find ways to slow down the damage... Glad you came by

be well, greetings Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Storyteller! I'm doing just fine... just griping about the cold winter. I'm investigating all the to-dos for a wind mill. Possibly next year... here is me crossing my fingers. This year I might need a new heater for the pool if yes then it will be solar. Thanks for taking a look.

Take care greetings Zsuzsy


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Thanks Zsuszy for showing us how to save in more than one way. And no I did not know every time I made a pot of coffee I was producing carbon emissions. I learn something new everyday. Thanks again and Take Care!


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Hey zsuzsy bee, how are you??? seems like a long time since we've connected. i love this Hub. it has great ideas and a list of lots of stuff we can control. our heater is going out and i am hoping we can afford to replace it with solar heat, as we are already passive solar. it will depend on my husband finding a new job, haha. (me, too.) meanwhile, these suggestions will help the environment and our pocketbook so thanks a million.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks Bob for taking a look and for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

Very wise tips and simple enough to do.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

Thanks for the excellent tips! And, yes! Don't buy bottled water!

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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks Murray! I have tons more that I'm saving for my carbonadvice site. I have all weekend now to get it the way I want it.

Glad you came by regards Zsuzsy


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ilovehubbing 7 years ago

I like it

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