Recycle used paper and ensure every bit is recycled. It takes 10 times LESS ENERGY to produce paper from used one.
Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. Did you know that: 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy topower a television for 3 hours. 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energyto power a computer for 25 minutes. 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energyto power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours. 70% less energy is required to recycle papercompared with making it from raw materials.
WHY ENERGY EFFICIENCY? Country facing power shortages Peak Shortage – 13% Average Shortage – 8% Additional power required by 2012, 1 lakh MW Approximately 8,00,000 crores investment India’s energy Intensive for unit of GDP is higher by 3.7 times of Japan, 1.48 times of Asia & 1.5 times of USA Higher wastage of energy. Very high energy saving potential.
You can directly contribute by3. By switching of lights when not required.4. By using cloth/jute bags instead of plastic bags.5. Using both side of paper.6. Using refills instead of buying a new pen.7. Buying materials in bulk/without packing8. By growing plants.9. By being vegetarian also you save energy10.By encouraging foods made of jowar, bajra, instead of rice.11.By not wasting food.
You save energy and protect the environment when you useDIGITAL CAMERASLCD MONITORSLNG OR CNG OR HYBRID OR ELECTRIC VEHICLESMECHANICAL PENCILSRECYCLED PAPER FOLDERS/PRODUCTSOIL LAMPS INSTEAD OF WAX CANDLESCOPPER BOTTOMED STAINLESS STEEL UTENSILS
Water is precious - its a miracleWater is precious - its lifeWater is precious - lets keep it cleanWater is our most precious drinkWater is our treasure – Let’s preserve itWater is healing People use water in many different ways, we need it to survive, and if it wasn’t for the water cycle cycling through, we probably wouldn’t exist.
Turn off tap while cleaning your teeth, shaving or washing your face. You can waste can up to 9 litres a minute by just letting the water pour down the sink.Take a short shower rather than a bathcould save you up to 400 litres a week. Ifyou do have baths, just half fill them. Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when you can put on a full load. It wastes both water and energy to run only a half full machine
Use a broom and bucket of water for washingdown the patio rather than a steady flow ofwater from the hose. Use a sponge and bucket of water to clean your car or if you use the hose, ensure you use a shut off nozzle so the water is not constantly running. Fix any dripping tap, you can waste 90 litres a week
Equipment Power Consumption in WattsZero watt bulb 12 WMosquito Repellents 10 WMobile charger 5WVoltage stabilizer 25 WUPS Inverter 40 WCable set top box 25 W
Equipment running Power Consumptionin stand by mode in WattsCompact audio system 27 WDVD, CD, VCD player 12 WMicrowave oven 6WInkjet printer 5WTV 22 W
Source: for Mumbai, World Bank 2005; for Chennai and Kolkata World Bank2002; for Delhi RITES 2005; and for Hyderabad ITDP 2005
Public Transport needs three times less energy andemits three times less greenhouse gases than private cartraffic. A study conducted for 50 cities worldwide hasrevealed. In India, the use of public transport has gone down.During the 1950s, buses accounted for 11 % of registeredvehicles, now the figure stands at 1 %. Private vehicle use is rising sharply. In Delhi, cars/jeeps/ station wagons showed an annual compoundedgrowth rate of 9.27% in the decade 2003-2004.
In most developing cities, average trip distances areshort. Often over 60% of the trips are under 3 km. Thusthere is a tremendous potential to increase the share ofnon-motorised mode of transport. In most Indian cities, the trip share of pedestrians/non-motorised transport is higher than that for private modeof transport. But instead of facilitating this mode oftransport, the government only focuses on building moreroads/flyovers, which benefit the private vehicles.In Hyderabad, the number of auto-rickshaws, two-wheelers and cars grew by over 150% during 1993-2002.
As per World Bank study paper of 2005 - More than 43% of commuters in Mumbai walk to work. This is four times the number of those who use private vehicles. - But, most civic authorities have chipped away the sidewalks and pavements for wider carriageways. As per World Bank study paper of 2002, In Hyderabad about20% of commuters walk to work. As per L&T Ramboll, who conducted the study morerecently the figure is much higher. The figure arrived at basedon household survey concluded that pedestrians constitute morethan 39% of traffic in Hyderabad. Source CSE’s “Down to Earth”, June 30, 2006.
In the past 100 years the concentration of carbon dioxide in theatmosphere has increased by 25%.Global consumption of fresh water is doubling every twentyyears.The Earths forest, freshwater and marine environments havereduced by 30% in thirty years.The Mercury from a single flourescent tube will pollute 30,000litres of water. The UK currently discards 300 million flourescenttubes each year. In the UK we currently recycle 3.5% of flourescenttubes compared to 72% in Scandinavia