Stand up for clean air

 What can you do to help reduce air pollution?

  • Raise awareness. Whether it be through joining non-profits, activist groups, or even just posting about the matter online, raising people’s awareness about air pollution and its causes is an important step in reducing the problem around the world.
  • Try to minimise travel in cars and airplanes. While driving is often unavoidable, there are many who could quite easily cut down on their fuel consumption by making use of public transportation or even bikes. Similarly, making use of a more fuel-efficient vehicle is a good way to make the car travel you do undertake much less harmful. Keeping a car serviced and safe will dramatically improve its fuel-efficiency and reduce the volume of emissions it releases. Airplanes are among the worst contributors to air pollution, so consider staying in the country when vacationing.
  • Conserve energy where possible. Since electricity production releases a huge number of air pollutants, using as little energy as possible can help minimize the amount produced in any one day. If you spread the message too, you can have a noticeable impact on electricity production. Simply changing light bulbs to energy efficient alternatives, turning off appliances when not in use, and reducing    the amount of time spent in front of the television or on the computer are good starts.
  • Make use of 3 R’s. Who wouldn’t have heard of 3 words Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce simple means reducing the consumption of goods like plastic bags that can hurt the environment. Reuse means reusing the same thing for some different purpose; like reusing the old jar for storing cereals or pulses. Recycling stands for recycling old items so that they can be  made into some useful products again.
  • Get your car’s engine tune up. Keeping your car’s engine tune up will make sure that it does not consume more fuel and gives you a better mileage.
  • Keep tires properly inflated. Cars consume more gasoline when tires are not properly inflated. Keep the air pressure to optimum level will reduce your impact on the environment.
  • Make use of renewable electricity where possible. Installing your own solar panels for even small tasks can help to conserve electricity which would otherwise be provided by power plants.
  • Get energy audit done for your home. Get energy audit done and ask the auditor about changes that you can make in order to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible. They can give you recommendations that will help you out and even save you money in the long run.
  • Consider going green. There are various ways to go green without even spending a extra penny. For e.g.: use public mode of transportation instead of car, opt for eco-friendly hotels when go out on a holiday, buy items with less packaging, buy energy-efficient appliances, use daylight as much as possible, avoid buying plastic water bottles, and many more.
  • Plant trees and plants, as these can help to increase the amount of breathable air available, and reduce levels of certain pollutants that cause harm to the environment.

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