Want to do something good for your planet and future? Want to help stop the global warming of our planet? Thanks to ninemsn.com.au we can provide you with 10 easy things that you can do to help our planet and how much carbon dioxide you can save by putting them into action.

We can all help take the warming our of global warming.

1. Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take public transport more often. You’ll save 1.5kg of carbon dioxide for every 5km you don’t drive!  

2. Change a light
Replacing six regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs will save 400kg of carbon dioxide a year.

3. Recycle more
You can save 1000kg of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

4. Check your tyres
Keeping your tyres inflated properly can improve your car’s fuel efficiency. Every litre of petrol saved keeps 2.5kg of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

5. Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water — use less hot water by installing an energy efficient triple A rated showerhead (3 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (225kg saved per year).

6. Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 545kg of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

7. Move your thermostat down 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer.
You could save about 900kg of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment.

8. Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one tonne of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

9. Turn off electrical devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them will save you thousands of kilograms of carbon dioxide a year.

10. Be part of the solution
Learn more and get active at www.climatecrisis.net

Catch the insightful documentary ‘An Inconvinient Truth’ on DVD from January 25th on DVD

So start today, don’t leave something as important as this for tomorrow.

Sources : ninemsn.com.au

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