TODAY -

Living green makes sense : Go Green

A Jolly Devi *



Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) honours World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues. This day is celebrated to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Since then it is hosted every year all over the world.

Eco-friendly living has been embraced by our generation and we all know that we can each take small steps towards saving the environment for future generations. The most positive thing that one can do is GO GREEN and THINK GREEN and take care of the environment in every way that one can.

Think and Be Green

Be mindful and be sensitive to the natural environment and advocate the 3 Rs of environmental protection. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Reduce: Your consumption, your waste, your energy consumption, your oil consumption and pollution.

Reuse: Plastic containers can become food storage, paper can become wrapping paper. The waste in which to reuse things is unlimited. All you need is to be creative- Reuse envelopes, designate a box for scrap paper and use it for printing all drafts or unofficial documents. Reuse plastic bags or better get a reusable canvas bags.

Recycle: While buying any type of product, see the labels-post consumer recycled content. Production of recycled paper uses only half the water and ĺ of the energy than new paper, every ton recycled saves almost 400 gallons (1816 litres) of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space and seventeen trees. Recycle those catalogues and newspapers rather than throwing them away and you just may save a forest for future generations to enjoy.

Thinking green means being aware of our interconnectedness with the world and reflecting on the unintended damage we cause nature in the daily course of our lives. Thinking green leads to acting green taking corrective action to make environmental responsibility a reality. Every person is the right person to act. Every moment is the right moment to begin.

Green Living

Green living is a simple way to give or provide a better future and ensures that the next generation inherits more than carbon footprints (a measure of your impact on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide).

Make the green choice

Life is often so busy and stressful that consumers tend to choose products that are convenient without giving much thought to preservation of health and environment. Perhaps green living is not the complicated and time-consuming affair that it seems to be.

Going green is easy to do and like most things that are good for you begins with a change in mindset. Jute bags and paper bags are thus regaining popularity. This alternative may not be as cheap as its plastic counterpart, but the price paid will still be cheap compared with the cost of saving the environment.

Go green at home

Installing solar lighting sources reduces the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere during the production of electricity. Purchasing energy efficient appliances is another way to reduce harmful emissions and it pays off in a several ways.

For example, reduced energy bills save money that can then be put to use elsewhere. Use less electricity. Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs each time you replace an old incandescent bulb. Compact fluorescents save 75% in energy use and last upto 10 minutes longer. As a bonus, youíll save money on your electric bill.

Energy saving

Choose zero VOC paint for your next home decoration purpose. Most paints contain toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are released into the air when you paint. VOCs can cause short and long term health problems.

Properly dispose of hazardous waste. Cleansers, oils, paints pesticides, batteries and solvents should never go out with the household garbage. They end up contaminating the soil and ground water in your community. Contact your Municipality, Government or the concerned NGOs to find out how to properly dispose of these items.

Get active

Instead of driving to your usual destinations, try walking, taking the bus or riding your cycle. For every 4-mile (6.4 km) trip avoid taking your car, you can prevent approximately 6.75 kg of air pollution from entering our atmosphere.

Go green society

Going green can improve your health and your environment and can save you money. In the process, you also can save animals by not wearing fur, conserve water by taking shorter showers and not let the water run while you brush your teeth, and conserve resources by recycling, among other choices.

Turn your kitchen into an eco-friendly environment

You will eliminate toxins that can destroy your health as well as eliminate non-biodegradable trash that ends up in a dump site. If you remodel your kitchen, use materials that someone else has disposed of, such as piece of wood or glass and metal that can be utilized in some form in your kitchen, also known as re-purposing. If you are corporate entity or business owner, take measures to go green can help to save the environment.

The next time if you buy a household appliance make sure to buy a household appliance and make sure to purchase one that has the energy star label and you can reduce the amount of energy your family consumes dramatically.

Reducing green house emissions is to everyoneís benefit

Conserving water has become a priority nowadays. Using solar energy and wind energy is a green alternative and an excellent way to reduce energy consumption. Going green generally requires an initial financial investment by an individual or company. The health of workers also improves in a green company, which reduces sick days and health insurance costs.

A cleaner world is a healthier world

Participate in recycling, which saves energy and landfill space, prevents pollution, and conserves natural resources, and buy recycled products, note that recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, two barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity, three cubic yards (2.29 cu.m) of landfill space and 31786.3 litre of water.

Go green in your daily life
Say no to bottled water


Water is an excellent, healthy drink but drinking bottled water creates an extraordinary amount of waste.

Clean your green

Many store brought cleaning supplies contain harsh chemicals that arenít good for you for you or for the planet. Did you know that baking soda vinegar and lemon juice can be just as effective as store bought cleansers ? Try using some homemade green cleanser in your home today. Tamarind, lemon, ash, straw, dried sponge gourd are very good agents for cleaning household articles.

Go e-friendly

Most companies now have an online option for paying bills these days which creates a lot less paper waste. If every household paid bills online, we could save many trees each year.

Use cloth over paper

Instead of using paper napkins and towels, try cloth instead. Itís gentler on the environment and on your grocery budget too !

Plant tree

Tree produces oxygen, absorbs carbon dioxide and helps clean the air and the soil of our planet. Without trees, we humans would not be able to exist here on the Earth. Give a little something back to the planet by planting a tree in your backyard.

Conclusion

The only way to make our environment green is to think green, and implement it. Everybody should be involved in Go Green environment activity.


For further details contact:-
Public Relations & Media Management Cell,
CAU, Imphal.
Email: prmmcell@gmail.com


* A Jolly Devi wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer is with College of Home Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya
This article was webcasted on January 29 2022 .



* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Wakhom Leikai Lairembi Haraoba #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Shija celebrates 26 years of surgery
  • Webinar : "Computing Trends in AI"
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • New MAHUD for a new Imphal City
  • R&D initiatives of Ministry of Info Tech
  • PMFBY - Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Banking on Modi to eradicate plastic malaise
  • One step down from Greater Lim ?
  • Flood Watch: Nambul Turel [18 May] :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 18 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Ambassadors for Christ
  • "... where women are not respected"
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Nursing as a career choice
  • Conquest of the last frontier
  • Dry Manipur among top 5 liquor states!
  • Scoring high on liquor consumption
  • Flood Watch: Imphal Turel [17 May] :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 17 May : Govt of Manipur
  • World hypertension day : 17th May 2022
  • Taking advantage of dying sedition law
  • Market innovations & vertical integration
  • Soram Oscar: Mr India Intl Tourism 2022
  • Cyber Security Lecture at Tamenglong
  • Involve village chief in Save Singda Movement
  • Reaching out to SC Jamir
  • Jalakeli Offering @ Govindajiu :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 16 May : Govt of Manipur
  • On 200th Anniversary of MK Binodini Devi
  • East Timor : Licypriya Kangujam invited
  • Carbon Sequestration in Dailong Site #2
  • Semiotic interpretations of traffic policing
  • Citrus Marcoptera: Rare Citrus species in NE
  • Same old healthcare issues for new minister
  • Rain : Bringing out the dirt of Imphalites
  • Art Exhibition @Imphal Art #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 15 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2022 #2: Gallery
  • Soil rejuvenation through plants
  • Harrowing memories of a blast victim
  • Pristine Death :: Poem
  • Odisha File
  • Anti-poppy vows: Govt shouldnt be taken...
  • After more than 2 decades of talks
  • River & River Based Communities
  • COVID-19 Status 14 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Second National Lok Adalat
  • Manipur Cabinet: Blurry representation
  • Tips for summer party make up
  • Harvesting Fest of Tarao #4 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 13 May : Govt of Manipur
  • The USP of Churachandpur
  • Pranks unloaded: From fiction to mundanity
  • Radio comes to our rescue in pandemic
  • 3rd North-East Foodtech begins
  • Irreparable damage done to environment
  • Promotion of nurseries for plantation crop #2
  • Issues staring at the face of Manipur
  • Yaoshang Thabal Competition #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 12 May : Govt of Manipur
  • International Nurses Day 2022
  • Carbon Sequestration in Dailong Site #1
  • Various voices on reduced areas of AFSPA
  • IBSD, Imphal signed MoU with CSIR
  • Stay on sedition case smack on political elite
  • Identifying a district with one group ?
  • Kakwa Lairembi Haraoba #1 :: Gallery
  • Understanding Environmental Problem
  • Pre Recruitment Training at Keithelmanbi
  • Three rain catchers feted
  • How India is empowering women...
  • War-era bridges amid development rhetoric
  • Aerial route over heart of Imphal ?
  • SN Chand: The father of Manipuri cinema #1
  • COVID-19 Status 10 May : Govt of Manipur
  • NPF Kohima consultative meeting
  • Market creating innovation & business model
  • The element of surprise
  • 3rd North-East Foodtech at Guwahati
  • Growing support to 'war on drugs' mission
  • Backing the War on Drugs call
  • Mao-Imphal Market @ Kabo Leikai :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 09 May : Govt of Manipur
  • We live in the best of times to preach
  • Mixed Marriages & our Heritage !
  • Review Meeting on National Lok Adalat
  • Road blocking for everything
  • Promotion of nurseries for fruits & crop
  • Cong vigil essential to expose Govt
  • Thangjing Hill : Mischievous restrictions
  • Student appearing HSLC Exam #3 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 08 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Workshop with Vice-Chancellors of NE
  • BJP's major challenge in Nagaland - Church
  • Motherhood : A symbol of Love
  • Song of spring :: Poem
  • Mother's Day at Tamenglong
  • Stringent only means to deter poppy grower
  • Congress : Uncharacteristically quiet
  • 4th Documentor Imphal [7 May] :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 07 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Being a scapegoat for ages in this disaster
  • Entrepreneurs invest 8 lakhs to documentary
  • 12th Mahousa Ima Ningsing Tha
  • Float Festival of Tamil Nadu Temples
  • Yaoshang Thabal Competition #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 06 May : Govt of Manipur
  • On custodial death of Arambam Nanao
  • Placating Sharmila : The Iron Lady
  • Service Engineer @Info Trade, Imphal
  • Integrated farming- 2x farmers' income #3
  • Tree Plantation Programme at Kangla
  • Greed blinding rogue police elements
  • War on Drugs : Give it more teeth
  • Artisan Lourembam Bino Devi :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 05 May : Govt of Manipur
  • The Truth Alone Must Triumph
  • ICU bed facility launched in Tamenglong
  • World Hand Hygiene Day 2022
  • Workshop on Climate Change at Lilong
  • Water education for food security
  • Torpid tourism sector
  • Separate flag & constitution
  • Id-ul-Fitr @Hatta Golapati :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 04 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Lavish event management gone wrong
  • World Veterinary Day 2022
  • Condemnation on the killing of Nanao
  • Summer skin care tips for a natural glow
  • Centre's push for NSU commendable
  • Powerless power
  • Ole Wangkheimayum : Making a difference
  • COVID-19 Status 03 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Last surviving Naga regionalist- Shurhozelie
  • DoNER Minister visited NSU, Khuman Lampak
  • Market creating innovations & economic
  • Kuzholuzo takes charges as NPF Leader
  • Swachhata Pakhwada at IBSD Imphal
  • Jiribam Keithel #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 02 May : Govt of Manipur
  • Cheilaoba : A short story
  • A tribute to Asok Potsangbam
  • Id-ul-fitr :: From a book
  • Building India to be the world's master
  • Rapists don't deserve mercy
  • Taking the case to a higher Court
  • Cheirao-chingkaba #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 01 May : Govt of Manipur
  • May Calendar for Year 2022 : Tools
  • Nirupa Sanjenbam, Woman Achiever NE Fest
  • Student Centre for Excellence at Bishnupur
  • MPSC : Re-recruitment of MCS/MPS officers
  • Integrated farming- 2x farmers' income #2
  • Alangtakhou waterfall @Tml #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 30 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Blood Donation camp @Keisampat : Gallery
  • Appeal in High Court against Zou acquittal
  • Jubilee Celebration of Manipuri Cinema
  • Labour Day (May Day) -Chennai Connection
  • 24th - 30th April is World Immunization Week
  • Yaoshang Thabal @Mongshangei #4 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 29 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Foundation Day celebrated at IBSD Imphal
  • Alone but not lonely :: Poem
  • Gender balanced workforce
  • Govt North East plan: Repealing AFSPA
  • AFSPA repeal vow galore as NE enjoys peace
  • Promise of AFSPA free NE
  • The hike to the summit of Koubru
  • COVID-19 Status 28 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Documentor Lab concludes with Final Pitch
  • Interlocutor promises the impossible
  • Natural ways to maintain a Summer glow
  • 2024 polls: BJP eyeing to tighten grip
  • Manipur : A smuggling paradise
  • Lunghar in Ukhrul district #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 27 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Call for a face-lift for cross-border town Moreh
  • Project Coordinator for Shestrong Assn
  • Integrated farming- 2x farmers' income #1
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century:: Book
  • Inclusion of Chandel in aspirational district
  • No takers at Lamphel
  • Student appearing HSLC Exam #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 26 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • My 'Tragic Tryst' with politics & politicians !
  • Education embroiled in cultural nightmare
  • Creativity is must for Career Development
  • Is Mizoram smarter in promoting border trade?
  • Back in the examination hall
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #3 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 25 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Talk Series with Aribam Syam Sharma
  • Market Creating Innovations & Pull Strategy
  • Intl Conclave on Universal Happiness
  • Four Churches in one compound
  • Employees in dilemma over 'place of posting'
  • Delivering LPG at Rs 100 per cylinder
  • Tributes on Khongjom Day :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 24 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Documentor Imphal 4th edition begins
  • World Malaria Day 25 April 2022
  • Few more to CM's 100 days programme
  • Rongali Bihu at RGU Arunachal Pradesh
  • Telangana midwifery initiative,game changer
  • Waithou encroachment affront to anti-graft
  • Stand to boycott Government news
  • Surbala Laishram : Mixed Martial Arts star
  • Tongjei Maril (Old Cachar Road) :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 23 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Autumn: Sentiment & the 'Maangang'
  • Drug-resistant TB: Are we converting ...
  • Hassled advantage 'Babudom' holds
  • Painting Competition on 'Tribal' #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Battle of Khongjom & Manipur's fighting spirit
  • World Earth Day at Tamenglong
  • Techniche, IIT Guwahati's Half Marathon
  • Meaning of life at Spring season
  • Khongjom Day amid outrage over Hindi policy
  • Need to look beyond 'No parking' sign
  • Floral tributes @ Cheiraoching #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 21 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Ima Machet Icha Tangkhai - A Film Review
  • Diploma in Photography Course at Imphal
  • Patent Filing Support from KIIT-TBI
  • Call for Regional Start-up Network
  • Decoding Hills-Valley improved relations
  • Body donation: Exemplary decision by Imas
  • Palpable inner contradiction: Stand of NNPGs
  • Cheirao-chingkaba #1 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 20 Apr : Govt of Manipur
  • Manipuri Cinema can leap forward if ...
  • Hindi subject compulsory= economic sanction
  • Genomics of medicinal plants of NER
  • Summer with Mangoes :: Poem
  • Revival of sericulture sector must for state
  • Why no follow up on drug seizures ?
  • Yaoshang Sports @Bamon Leikai :: Gallery
  • Policies and the implementation gap!
  • Recycling of Agro-forest wastes- Mushroom
  • Listen to Silence
  • Digital content creator as a career choice
  • Fight against corruption, drugs
  • Move to decongest commercial areas
  • Rules of English Pronunciation : Download
  • Response to pandemics missing medicine
  • Presidency College, Motbung
  • Women Entrepreneur Network launched
  • World Heritage Day at Tamenglong
  • Armed thugs feasting as Govt plays peace
  • Covid is down, but it is not out
  • Mega Export Conclave #2 :: Gallery
  • Yaoshang Thabal (Day-time) #3 :: Gallery
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa [Apr 14] :: Gallery
  • Shajibu Cheiraoba @Pune :: Gallery
  • Cheirao-chingkaba @Singjamei #2 :: Gallery
  • Yaoshang @Bengaluru #2 :: Gallery
  • Boro Saheb Ongbi Sanatombi (MM) :: Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #2 :: Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Shopping :: Gallery
  • Sub-Syllables in English : Book Download
  • Learn English pronunciation: Book Download
  • Learning calculating skills : Download Book