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Making the Decision to Go Green

Did you know that …

…the burning of petrol, diesel, coal and gas to generate electricity and power produces heat trapping gases that cause global warming?

…that cutting and blazing innumerable trees each year is responsible for 20-25 percent of all carbon emissions?  We are cutting rainforests at the rate of 100 acres per minute.

…about 20 species of plants and animals become extinct every week?

…30% of the water used in most homes is flushed down the toilet?

…plastic waste thrown into the river or sea kills close to one million water creatures yearly?

…a laptop consumes five times less electricity vs a desktop?

…pesticides are causing irreparable diseases?

…tissue paper consumes 60 millions trees yearly?

…slow moving traffic contributes eight times more air pollution as compared to traffic moving at regular speed?    

… a dripping faucet consumes over 20,000 Liters of water in a year?

Going green means changing the way we live small steps at a time:


Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and soaping your hands. This can save 11,000 litres of water per person per year.

Energy-saving light bulbs last around ten times longer than ordinary light bulbs.

A plant on your desk would act as a natural filter, absorbing pollutants & computer radiation while replenishing oxygen levels.

Walk for shorter distances instead of using car or scooter.

Try and switch to organic crops.

Minimize consumption of plastic bags and bottles.

Recycle paper, gifts, wraps and bags.

Switch off lights when not in use and don’t leave equipment in sleep mode.


For more information on healthy green cleaning and green living, please log on to greencleancertified.com and maidbrigade.com.  For more information on “Household Cleaning Products and Breast Cancer”, please watch our video at greencleancertified.com/greentv.


 

  


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