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2 Saving Habits To Kick Start Your Green Initiative

When you think of threats, it’s natural to think of security issues, financial threats and even health problems. But when it comes to environmental threats, unfortunately too few people are concerned about our planet.

And the sad part is that as the climate continues to shirt in a way that is becoming more and more detrimental to human life, the effort put in to reverse this effect just isn’t there.

Read the news on any given day and you will see how the weather is shifting, and natural disasters that were previously unheard of are now becoming the norm.  Going green begins with you and me and below is two simple steps to playing your part.

Is It Clean Or Soggy?

Sometimes it all starts with looking around your place for simple ways to reduce wastage. Whether its glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard or any other materials, it’s good to build a habit of separating the recyclable waste from the biodegradable ones.

Have two main bins at home and remember this quote:

“Reuse the dry, throw the wet”

Simply put, all dry products can be reused and should go into the bin for dry waste product which you can then bring to your nearest recycling bin.

If the waste material is wet, then it’s better to throw it away. After all, those are more likely to smell after a few days.

It may take some time for everyone in the family to contribute, but make it a fun activity for everyone. And you will start to see the impact as your family become more environmentally conscious.

Go 1,927% and More On Your Electronic Devices

Recycling isn’t just for your products which you dispose regularly. In fact as the world begins to digitalize in almost every aspect, going green has become easier.

But the danger remains that we have a tendency to become complacent and miss out on many areas which we can still do our part. A major source of energy for digital products is in the form of our day to day alkaline batteries.

Just think for a moment of the last 6 months and try to remember how many batteries you’ve thrown away. Sure it’s valid to say that the batteries are drained and there is no more use for them.

But what if you knew that your batteries still have enough power to go 100% for another 10 cycles and more?

The truth is that not only can you save the environment by reducing wastage; you’re actually able to save quite a lot more on the “small stuff.”

Thanks to a range of product known as Power Back, now you can recharge your Non-Rechargeable batteries. You can reuse your batteries for your digital camera, flashlight, remote control, wireless mouse and much more.

 

Going green isn’t just about putting in effort. In fact with proper planning and turning it into a habit, you’ll find yourself saving time, energy, money and yes, the environment.

Share with us some of the ways you recycle your waste products around your home or in the office in the comments below.

 

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Fight Global Warming – Support the Green Cause

The idea of saving the earth is always a nice thought, after all who really want to watch the very place we live in gets “destroyed?”

But when it comes to convenience versus effort, going eco-friendly becomes another item on the good-to-have list. By changing some simple things you do each day, you’ll see how easy it is to switch and support the green cause.

Below are 5 simple ways you can do your part in fighting global warming by making these small tweaks to your daily lifestyle.

1.    Bring Your Own Shopping Bags

As simple as this sound, not many people are actually practicing this around Asia. This is largely due to the fact that plastic bags are cheap to produce here.

However every single bag contributes to environmental issues as these bags are not bio-degradable. This means more landfills, cutting down trees and a rising global warming threat.

And the solution can be as simple as packing a few extra plastic bags in your handbag, backpack, car or any other bag which you know you’ll bring on your grocery shopping trips.

2.    Protect Your Batteries

The digital world requires batteries for energy to power up the devices which makes out lives more convenient and enjoyable. But batteries require proper maintenance or you’ll notice the energy consumption rate increasing rapidly with prolonged usage.

Learn some basic battery maintenance for your various devices like separating it from your laptop when not in use, avoid prolonged charging and keep it out of direct heat to extend your battery lifespan.

And if you’re relying heavily on alkaline batteries, using a battery recharger for non-rechargeable batteries is another great option to extend its usage.

3.    Support Green Companies

Helping the environment can also be as simple as changing your choice of products. Instead of randomly selecting a product, consider the company behind it.

While Emarco takes pride in the fact that we use green materials to produce our products in a number of areas like personal mobility, agriculture, electronics to name a few, there are many companies with this same green initiative.

By using products of green companies, we can send a message that saving our earth is the responsibility of everyone, both individuals and businesses alike.

4.    Repair Leakages Around Your House

Leakages are often overlooked but it is a very common issue around many homes. It may not seem like much, after all a few drops from your shower head doesn’t really seem like a big deal.

But when you consider that with just 6 drops of 1ml of water per hour from a single shower head, that’s a drop every 10 minutes, it adds up to almost 52.560 litres of water in a year. Multiple that by the number of household within your estate and we have an issue here.

Take a minute every week to go around your house to make sure that there are no leakages. Not only will you be reducing water wastage, you’ll find yourself going easier on the utility bills.

5.    Use Remanufactured Cartridges

Each year, millions of empty toner and inkjet cartridges are deposed by dumping them into landfills or incinerators. And this adds up to our pollution concerns.

While it is not possible to eliminate this concern completely, you might consider switching to remanufactured toner and cartridges. Not many people realize that it is possible to have quality printing standards with remanufactured cartridges.

In fact, with remanufactured products, you’re preventing excessive landfills, reducing carbon dioxide emission, receiving cost savings of 30% or more and best of all, saving Gaia.

 

While supporting the green cause requires a little change in our lifestyle, as this message is spread, more people will get involved. We all want to protect our planet and while it might be tough, it is a fight against global warming, pollution and much more. And we can make this a fight worth living for.

How else do you support this green cause? Share with us in the comments below.

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4 Ways to Stop Your Car from Damaging the Earth And Save You Some Money

A major cause of global warming lies in the human factor without a doubt. And while you could try your best to list off the causes from a personal level, it almost seems pointless when the list goes on and on.

But let’s face the facts shall we? The world is getting warmer no doubt about that and countries like Vienna is at risk of sinking in the near future so the question remains, what can be done?

Think for a moment about how many cars are on the road right now. You’ll realize around the world there are millions upon millions of vehicles of different models and types.

Enter the World of Automobiles

Think about the car you drive every day, sure it is convenient as it brings you from home to work and vice versa. But have you thought about the range of pollution problems it brings?

There are two main types of pollution discharged by petrol vehicles:

  1. Exhaust Emission
  2. Evaporative Emission

Both cause damage to air we breathe in as it releases gases like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen to name a few.

Your car also suffers from incomplete fuel combustion which not only requires more petrol per 1,000 km travelled but also releases more exhaust emissions

Alls not lost yet as below are 4 ways you as a car owner can do your part to help the environment.

Cheap and Effective But Time Consuming

Naturally asking anyone to walk to work every day is a little ridiculous. But taking the public transportation is still reasonable.

In fact you may even find yourself with more savings by the end of the month as you cut down on fuel consumption, parking fees and even ERP charges. It might seem like a small saving in itself but together, you may find that the savings really add up.

You’ll find this to be a great alternative to driving daily especially if you live in a city like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang to name a few.

Pooling Your Resources Together

Understandably there are instances when public transportation is not a feasible option. You can find colleagues or even your neighbors to car pool and travel together.

The entire group is able to reduce fuel consumption as a group and everyone is doing their part to save the environment.

Naturally these options can be exercised together for even greater savings. You might want to begin your using one of these options once a week and slowly increasing the frequency.

Rise of the Hybrids

If you have the financial means, you might want to consider switching your vehicle to a hybrid version.

There are some considerations on a hybrid car you should understand first before jumping in but the benefit to the environment can be seen.

Naturally this is a costlier solution for the environment but it does have its benefits in the long term.

A Green Fuel Reformulator

In many cases, your job still requires you to travel regularly and a car is still a necessity. You can still play your part to help the environment with fuel reformulator which helps your car deuce fuel consumption and harmful emission.

With a green fuel reformulator like Emarco’s own My Green Oil, you get a smoother ride as your car is able to fully combust the fuel and remove leftover carbon deposits.

By taking a little step forward, you can help reduce harmful emissions from your car, maximize your fuel consumption and help reduce air pollution.

 

Saving the environment begins with every individual and in many cases, you’ll begin to see that helping the environment will help you in many aspects as well. More so with the financial savings as a great motivator isn’t it?

 

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The Silent Cue Mother Nature Gives That the Climate Is Changing

You may not notice it at first glance, but climate change affects everyday life in a lot of ways. Imagine this, you’re seated comfortably on your sofa when you think to yourself that it feels warmer than yesterday and the humidity is getting unbearable. You’re soaked in your own sweat and your shirt is stuck to your back. Just what is happening?

This is the result of climate change and it is a BIG problem!

If you look at the information that has been collected over the years, you’ll realize that the weather conditions around the world have changed significantly. And in most cases, these changes aren’t good for the environment, the ecosystem and the people living there.

Droughts, floods, acid rain and much more have shifted the way of life for millions. Just follow the news on the effects of climate change around the world and you’ll see that Mother Nature is unable to hold together the issues that are slowly starting to plague humanity.

And here’s the thing, there are some simple daily activities you are doing today that might be contributing to this impending disaster, and it’s time to be fully aware of what’s going on.

The Surefire Way to Give Earth an Indigestion

Take a look at your nearest supermarket, you will find that the majority of items there are detrimental to the planet. The crazy amount of plastic, CFC sprays, and other non-biodegradable items aren’t helping.

These items do not break down fast and end up in landfills, which takes up valuable land space turning it into a complete wasteland. In fact, the landfills around the world have started to pile up, and the odors aren’t the worst of it, the byproduct that comes off this deterioration is toxic in nature.

Now think about this, this pungent odor goes straight into the skies which then rain back down in the form of everyone’s favorite acid rain.

If that isn’t enough, imagine the drainage and your water supply mixed with all that delicious acid. In case you haven’t already figured it out, this can cause serious health problems for anyone who drinks it or use it on their plants.

How to Drive Our Planet Earth Into the Grave

On top of all these waste, driving is another major cause of climate problems. Think about the smog for a moment, just one car can issue a great deal of pollutants into the air. Now imagine millions of cars, each and every day, running both day and night.

Even in a small country city like Singapore, you’ll notice that the sheer number of cars that are dumping carbon into the atmosphere is plain awful. If it isn’t the cars then it’s the factories, oil refineries and much more that is causing detrimental problems to our planet.

And there seems to be no hope in sight for any collected response. It’s for that reason you need to be aware of what you’re doing and how every small change makes a difference.

The Ones at Risk: Our Children of Tomorrow

It is not too late to change what you do in your daily life. Limit the hours that you drive, use recycled products, limit your electricity consumption, and try your best to look at different things that will only help offset your carbon footprint.

If you recycle, and reduce your waste, a major shift could happen. Think about this, by taking the first step your actions may be small. But as others begin to see the change in you many more may begin to think about their part for our planet.

Saving the environment begins with each one of us or it’s our children who will face the consequence of our actions.

What some other examples of everyday activities you see others doing which are contributing to climate change? Share with us in the comments below.

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Real Life Tragedy – The Crime Story Everyone is Guilty of

Climate change is rarely a good thing. It’s not exciting or amusing to be thinking about our planet in a dire situation while we are doing nothing about it.

From the hole in the ozone layer to the shifting of the oceans, land, and even the ice caps melting, the number of causes is starting to really pile up. And it gets you thinking about movies like Armageddon, 2012 and all these other apocalyptic scenes.

And the sad part is that it looks like mother earth is fighting a losing cause isn’t she?

Sure, you may drop your jaw when you hear about drastic issues like floods in Thailand, or landslides and other natural disasters. But have you begun to realize your daily actions are playing a vital role to operation “planet destruction?”

The truth is that for us to focus on saving Gaia, it begins with you and me. Sometimes we just need a cause and finding our cause beings with knowing who are really at risk here.

Children All Over The World

Did you know that the climate has completely shifted the way children live in many undeveloped countries? And the developed nations are not spared either.

With acid rain, water tables being poisoned, and crops not receiving the right nutrients for growth, many of the world’s populations are beginning to starve because of how the climate has changed in recent years.

Perhaps the worst of it all is with regards to the dirt, roads and much more. The growing pollution has caused serious medical conditions for many cultures especially those who walk barefooted. The amount of harmful chemicals and pollution in the ground makes it unsafe to walk with any protection.

And the developed nations aren’t spared from this. With the large number of landfills starting to secrete toxic that hits the water table, this has led to an increase in cancers, tumors and many other diseases which few of us are aware of.

And it will be our children of tomorrow who will pay the price.

Animals and the Ecosystem

Preventing the climate disasters from spreading is rough on its own. Throw in the large corporations that are burning down forests and killing the animals and the ecosystem and you’ve got your very own destruction 101.

Whether its oil spills, pollution, greenhouse effect or over consumption, our planet is being drained of all its natural resources necessary to survive.

Naturally this impact isn’t felt strongly at home but consider for a moment how much pollution is created for the purpose of manufacturing, oil refining, or even raising cattle.

And when the weather shifts and the climate start to hit the Earth in a different manner, you may begin to find that it all adds up to a serious issue which we might be a little too late.

Is the End Near?

Perhaps what is so frustrating about all of this is not the increase in pollution but rather the lack of interest to stop it. Nobody is helping, we continue to drive around in big cars, throw items that are not biodegradable and find more and more ways to kill our planet.

Because when convenience becomes more important than the environment, we have to ask ourselves, “Who really suffers at the end of the day?”

Do we want a greener and healthier place to live in? Or are we setting the pace for a land covered in smog and despair for our children to live.

What are some efforts you’ve have taken to help protect our environment for the future? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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Warning: The Causes of Climate Change and the Ultimate Price to Pay

“Imagine a day where the sun is blazing hot, glaring in through the window and the room you’re in is warm and stuffy to the point that makes it almost too difficult to breathe.

The air-conditioning has broken down for the last time and the fan in your room is only capable of spreading the heat around. You rush out to get some much needed fresh air but only smog and the pungent smell of decay greets you.

Welcome to the Year 2020…”

While the world has received many threats and other “doomsday prophesies” in the past such as the Y2K bug and the Mayan apocalypse to name a few, the threat of climate change is very real.

Global warming and the greenhouse effect has always been a concern for environmentalist and they are right to be alarmed. The fact is that the world has gotten warmer and temperatures are expected to continue to rise. Despite the recent slower rise in heat growth, it still is a rise nonetheless.

We Have A Second Chance

But this is an opportunity for each and every one of us to grab onto and make a difference. We may not be able to get rid of this threat completely, but we can suppress and control the damage it brings.

Saving the earth is not difficult, but it does require a little effort.

Uncover the role you can play in stopping climate change before we all pay the ultimate price.

 

Learn more about carrying on this green initiative with the links below:

The Silent Cue Mother Nature Gives That the Climate Is Changing

Real Life Tragedy – The Crime Story Everyone is Guilty of

2 Saving Habits To Kick Start Your Green Initiative

4 Ways to Stop Your Car from Damaging the Earth And Save You Some Money

Fight Global Warming – Support the Green Cause