Tips

Avoid disposable cameras as all the packaging and plastics that go into something that is used only once all ends up going to landfill.
Remember to turn off your home heating or air-conditioning before you leave for vacation.
Consider biking and using public transportation instead of renting a car once you've reached your travel destination.
Avoid intercontinental long-haul flights and consider staying on your own continent on your next vacation. Long-haul flights can produce more CO2 emissions per passenger than the average motorist does in a year!
If you cannot avoid flying, remember to purchase carbon offset credits to offset the carbon emissions from your flight.
Reuse paper whether you are at school, at home or at the office by keeping paper that still has one side blank.
Batteries are only good for a finite number of charges. Remove your laptop battery when your laptop is plugged into a power outlet.
For your next trip, search online under “ecotourism” or visit the Green Hotels Association to find eco-friendly hotels that are making strides in lessening their impact on the environment.
Optimize your computer by cleaning out the clutter off your system. This will help you make your computer run faster, thereby saving energy.
Download energy efficiency software that can track how much energy you consume. Changing habits starts from being aware.
If you don't really need a document printed, then just don't do it. Send documents through email or convert them into PDFs.
Buildings with long lifespans are naturally greener than ones that fall apart not long after they are built. Make sure durability is one of the elements that are considered when building a home/building.

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