Ways to live a greener lifestyle in cities

Updated: 2015-12-15 07:43

By Doug Woodring(chinadaily.com.cn)

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Ways to live a greener lifestyle in cities

Turn off the light when you are not using it. This not only saves electricity, but also reduces carbon emission caused by thermal power generation. [File photo]

With the Paris COP21 Climate Talks having raised further awareness about the issues facing the environment we rely on to carry out our economic activities and lifestyles, it is important that we all act consciously to minimize some of our impact on the planet. Each day, you can make a difference, and you can inspire others to follow your lead!

To actively help the environment that supports you in the way that you live, we offer you 10 relatively easy ways you can make a positive impact at work, home, school, or wherever you are present. Smile inside to yourself once you do it, share the pride of living a greener lifestyle with your family or peers, so that they get inspired to follow your lead.

1.Turn it off

Lights, appliances, gadgets, air-conditioning or technology. Whatever your household object it is, if you are not using it, it does not need to be on, on standby, or switched on at the wall either. If unplugged, it will save electricity. If you are using air conditioning, or heating, and you increase or decrease the temperature by just one celcius degree, you can save approximately three percent in energy. So, a three degree change means up to nine percent savings in your electricity costs.

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