How To Go Green
Author: Kenneth ([email protected])
Published: Wednesday April 14, 2021
Singapore is burning up, and not in a good way. In 2016, the average daily temperature hit 28.4°C – the highest since 1929. Recent years have also seen record dry spells and intense rainfall. If we want our children to inherit a habitable earth, it’s high time to fight climate change. Here are a few little changes we can make to our lives so we can save the planet.
1. Reduce, reuse, recycle
Reducing, reusing, recycling is very important, Waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from production and rubbish in landfill sites. Reducing, reusing, recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste.
2. Go digital
Say your household receives 10 statements per month. That would add up to more than 1kg of paper in a year. Switching over to electronic statements would mean averting 26kg of greenhouse gases annually – equivalent to planting a tree.
3. Take public transport
Cutting your carbon footprint can be as easy as hopping on the buses and trains instead of driving. Because buses and trains carry more passengers than cars, that makes them very fuel efficient per traveler.