GOGREEN! HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING

GOGREEN! HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING

Join the fight against global warming.

 

Imagine if there were more trees, cleaner air, fresher water springs, better tasting organic food and Healthier living standards. That will be the day! That’s when the Earth willGo Green! And we can all help to achieve this feat if we Go Green, both individually and as institutions orentities, and help reduce Global Warming.

 SO, HOW DOES ONE GO GREEN?

INDIVIDUALLY: By doing the following, you can help the Earth Go Green!

REDUCE WASTE
As an individual, the best way tohelp the Earth Go Greenis by cutting down on our waste. Use only what you need when you need it, and don’t leave on electric gadgets you are not using; and stop polluting our water bodies, through dumping of waste in them. You can also help by planting more trees in your environs and stop cutting down other trees unnecessarily. Use environmentally friendly gadgets, to help the Earth Go Green.


SHOPPING
Chances are that you already do a little online shopping. It’s convenient, it’s fast and it’s very simple. A lot of the main brands will now let you complete your food, drink and clothes’ shopping online, which means you do not have to travel to the actual store. Parking your vehicle for just one day and doing your shopping online can keep over a pound of pollution out of the atmosphere.
Most businesses will allow you to pay via credit/debit card or through PayPal or some other convenient means. It acts as a buffer between your bank account and unknown parties, and is one of the most secure forms of online payment, so getting set up on it is highly recommended.


EDUCATION
Yes it helps with paperless communications etc. But the biggest help the internet offers is the opportunity to LEARN - To SHARE ideas and methodologies - to become as knowledgeable as possible in order to KNOW what will and will not work. The worldwide ability to brainstorm together is AMAZING.
This will help reduce the number of trees that are cut down to produce paper; thereby indirectly reducing Global Warming.


DOWNLOADING
Almost every person who uses a computer will do one form of download or the other at some point in time. This ranges from files and images to music and film. The advantages of this are obvious from an eco-standpoint. With music and film streamed directly to your computer, it negates the need for physical component such as discs and bulky packaging. With any download, security is paramount. A reliable anti-virus program should be used when downloading anything from the internet, or even from portable storage devices.

COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS:There are a couple of things an organization can do, to help theEarth Go Greenand reduce Global Warming. Here are a few guidelines to help your company Go Green as well.


COMMUNICATION
Probably the best way to go green is to reduce the usage of paper. Computers don’t need paper to work (unlike typewriters), so sending e-mails whenever possible is by far the most effective method of decreasing waste. Internet banking offers the opportunity to further act on this via paperless billing. Instead of a mountain of statements piling up only to be thrown away, you can have them stored safely on a hard drive.
The beauty of online communication is that everything can be protected. If you are in business and need to transfer sensitive information, then keeping it secure through security services (for example Handd) is something you can do to maintain some peace of mind.
For the same business user, online communications opens up a very convenient and environmentally friendly solution to ‘Meetings’.Video conferencing is a live meeting using video and audio tool, which get people from any part of the country (or indeed the world) together in one room.People can work from home and/or have meetings online rather than traveling. The amazing thing about this form of conferencing is the flexibility of

  • Online white-boarding
  • On-board recording of meetings
  • Files can be accessed by all members of conference via desktop sharing
  • Text Chat

Email and paperless billing reduces the amount of letters, faxes, paper bills and payments sent. Think of all the paper not being used with paperless statements, bills, payments, etc... That's one thing.


OTHER OPTIONS:
The other options available are same as what the Individual can do, but on a larger scale; and educating all workers to make efforts and changes towards the reduction of Global Warming.

Doing allthese things would be beneficial to every living thing on this planet, but persuading people to follow you would be near impossible, if they don’t know what Going Green is all about. We need to Go Greenbecause of Global Warming.


SO WHAT IS GLOBAL WARMING?
The gradual increase in the temperature of the earth's atmosphere is termed as Global Warming.Believed to be due to the greenhouse effect, caused by a combination of increased unmanaged waste, indiscriminate cutting down of trees and the emission of carbon gas into the atmosphere through various means e.g. cars, homes, industries etc.
The Internet is best thought of as abundant networked, communicating smart devices all around you. You might already be aware of one or all of these facts. And you may be thinking that there is little you can do to prevent global warming. However, if you have made the decision to try and reduce your carbon footprint, you may be a little unsure on how to start. The answer is quite simple. Use your computer.

CONCLUSION
It can be difficult to try and maintain a Green attitude, especially when so many individuals and businesses may not be following suit. However, with more and more people utilizing computer technology for work and personal use, thispractice will become more and more apparent, allowing a change in the way we manage our resources.Therefore awareness should be provided primarily to children and factories/companies or institutions so that they will eventually become advocates. To help us find ways to save energy and to reduce Global Warming, the future generation should be encouraged and taughtabout the Earth, and how to save our environment.
The media plays an important role in helping people to understand the importance of the role they play, and Global Warmingconcerns. Global Warmingcannot be removed at once, but many of the above measures if followed by a single person can help in its prevention. Together we can make a difference; therefore we need to correspond with each other, to ensure all measures are taken to reduce Global Warmingfor us and for our future generation. That’s one way you can go green easily and immediately.
A lot of the tasks that require you to travel can be done from the comfort of your own home, so it’s also important to keep in mind that online security is a crucial factor whilst doing all this.

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