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Green Tips

By adopting few of the under-mentioned activities, we as responsible citizens can continue our uninterrupted lifestyle while also creating a healthier and greener future for our generations to come.

Individual Actions Benefits Impact
CFL Replace just one 100W ICL bulb with a 20W Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Reduce annual electricity bills* by Rupees 409 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 84 kg on every replacement
Lamp Use a table lamp while studying Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 277 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 57 kg on every change
Desktop Switch from a desktop to a laptop Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 205 to 279 kg per desktop replacement Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 1000 to 1360
fan Turn off lights and fans when not in use Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 134 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 28 kg per household
TV Go out for a couple of hours everyday instead of watching TV/computer and be
healthy
Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 301 to 453 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 62 to 93 kg per person
Refrigerator Use a BEE 5 star rated frost free refrigerator Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 1312 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 269 kg on every refrigerator
Geyser Use the geyser efficiently
(Bathe in quick succession and switch off the geyser)
Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 1676 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 344 kg per geyser
Solar Water Heater Install a solar water heater Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 3352 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 687 kg on every installation
Geyser Reduce the temperature setting on the geyser
Geysers come with a factory setting of 60oC but you need water at only 40oC for
a comfortable bath
Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 838 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 172 kg per geyser
Eat together Eat together (Heat food at one go to reduce unnecessary use of microwave oven for just 5 mins a day) Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 146 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 30 kg per microwave
Washing Machine Use a cold cycle in the washing machine Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 478 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 98 kg per washing machine
Switch Off Switch off appliances at the plug point not only with a remote Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 518 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 106 kg per household
Don't Use Paper Use paper only when required
(Reduce printing by just one ream of paper a month.)
Save money Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 87 kg for every user
Request for e-statements Request for e-statements Save resources Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 5.22 kg for every user
pass on textbooks Use and pass on textbooks (100 students use and pass on their 10 well maintained textbooks to juniors) Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 870 kg for every 100 students
Plant trees Plant trees One tree can sequester anywhere between 3.66* to 10 kg of carbon dioxide every
year. Plant and nurture 50 trees.
Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 183 – 500 kg every year for 100 years
carpooling Carpool to work Reduces annual fuel cost by Rupees 29352 Reduces annual CO2 emissions by 1321 kg
School Bus Take a bus to school Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 6941 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 477 kg
Walk Put on your walking shoes for short trips Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 242 to 1071 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 11 to 48 kg per vehicle
Switch off ignition Switch off ignition at traffic red lights Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 1071 to 1417 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 48 to 64 kg per vehicle
inflate vehicle tyres Regularly inflate vehicle tyres Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 3344 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 150 kg per vehicle
Use pressure cookers daily Use pressure cookers daily Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 1048 (cost of 3 cylinders) Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 125 kg per household
Use fuel efficient cooking methods Use fuel efficient cooking methods (Reduce gas usage by 20 mins a day per household) Reduce annual fuel cost by Rupees 524 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 62 kg per household
compost your kitchen wastes At home compost your kitchen wastes Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 68 kg per household
Conserve just 100 litres per household per day Conserve just 100 litres per household per day through various measures Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 24 - 63 kg
Rain water Harvesting Harvest 1000 litres per household per day over 40 days of rainfall. Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 27 to 70 kg per household
Use BEE 5 star rated split air conditioner Use a BEE 5 star rated split air conditioner (1.5 tons) Reduce annual electricity bills by Rupees 1382 Reduce annual CO2 emissions by 283 kg on every air conditioner