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The Truth To Efficiently Combat Global Warming

Jun 26, 2008
Global warming is a concept which most people have heard about, whether through their activities online, their daily television viewing, or their radio listening. It is an issue that is definitely receiving an increase of media attention. Though there are opposing viewpoints, people who are concerned about the problem are well within their rights to be. After all, if the predictions are right, the earth may not be a safe place for your future family members.

You can still help your planet in the fight against global warming in simple ways that are not expensive. In recent years, too much of the main focus of the efforts has been on energy efficient vehicles and appliances. There are far more affordable ways to help.

Global warming is something you can fight by making good decisions about the usage of items in your home. Make sure to turn off your electrical appliances - such as your television or computer - when you aren't using them. Not only will future generations be grateful, so will your pocket book, as this method is a good way to save money.

One of the easiest ways to reduce electricity usage is to ensure that all lights and appliances are turned off when they are not in use. If you want to help, this is a free way to do so and it will also likely help your wallet by saving you money on your bills. Another way you can help is by making sure your thermostat is not turned up too high so enjoy the comfort of wearing a sweater instead. This step - even if reduced by just a few degrees - will have a definite impact on the poisonous emissions coming from your home.

Unfortunately, many individuals do not realize the many benefits to using energy efficient light bulbs, as opposed to traditional ones. This is another great way to save yourself at least a little bit of money, as well. A typical energy efficient bulb can operate for a year or two, making them last much longer than traditional light bulbs. Depending on where you shop, you may be able to buy these lights for around five dollars per multi-pack.

The contributions to combating global warming are not constricted to homeowners, as renters can help to. If you feel cold air sneaking into your house when it shouldn't, speak to your landlord about making window repairs. Though many people hesitate to bring items such as the hot water heater or insulating blanket up to their landlord, these tips can result in saving him or her money in the long run.

Summary

If you cannot buy a hybrid (or similarly energy efficient vehicle) you do not have to worry, as there are other ways to make your transportation less strenuous on the environment. For many, we drive because we want to but don't actually need to. Walking, carpool, or public transportation are all other means that are more environmentally friendly. If you want to help fight global warming, you can easily do so by choosing to simply not drive three times you normally would during the week.
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