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Five Two-Minute Activities that You Can do to Save the Planet
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Five Two-Minute Activities that You Can do to Save the Planet

You don't need an Earth Day to do something for the earth. You don't need to go on a strike or join an NGO either. All you have to do is make simple lifestyle changes. Remember how you did lots of projects on how to save earth as a child? No, we are not asking you to do a project work again. Nor are we asking you to keep a solar panel at home or save rainwater or plant a tree. There are various easy activities that each of you can follow. These simple things will go a long way in saving the planet.

Unplug electrical appliances when not in use
Do you know nearly 10 per cent of your house electricity is consumed by devices that are plugged in 24 hours a day? Unplugging chargers, TVs, coffee makers and other electrical appliances when they are not in use can save a lot of electricity and money. Many of these appliances with timers consume small amounts of electricity continuously that turn out to be huge at the end of the day.

Shorten your shower time by just a minute
This is the easiest thing to do for many of you out there. We are not asking you to replace shower with perfume. just shorten your shower time by a minute and take one shower a day. if every one of you cut down a minute from your shower time, you can save litres of water every day. An occasional sponge bath wouldn't kill you either.

(Also read: If These Posters Don't Inspire You To Save Planet Earth, Nothing Will)

Follow your grandpa's footsteps and turn off the lights
Remember what your grandpa taught you and always turn off lights while leaving your room. Make this a habit and teach your kids to do the same. Do it even if you are going out of the room for a few minutes. Additionally, put off the screen and let sun come in. It will not help you achieve better health; it will help contribute towards saving this earth.

Drive at a constant speed
The easiest and perfect way to save fuel is by travelling at a constant speed. Your car's fuel consumption is dependent on road friction and engine efficiency. Various studies suggest that once the speed of the vehicle goes high, its efficiency drops. So it is better to drive at minimum and consistent speed rather than racing. Overspeeding and overtaking will not only give you an adrenaline rush it will give you a hefty fuel bill.

Go paperless whenever possible
It is strange how you still find crushed papers in ATMs. It is simple. You don't need to check your account balance while using ATM. And it is also heartbreaking to see homes that opt for telephone bills every month, when you are not even going to open. Just send a mail asking them to stop sending you bills.

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