Save the Environment
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 day. 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 it’s 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’s 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 Kingswood pupil Tamsin Ireland, 14. (Lightfoot, 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 100,000 barrels of oil a day. (50 ways to help the planet) Also, it would also help the environment if laundry 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...
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