How do you celebrate World Environment Day? Do you take any Green initiatives? Institutions like CEE (Centre for Environment Education) need your help. Such institutions welcome various sustainable solutions to environmental issues. Water conservation, water management, energy generation, energy conservation, creation of green spaces, transport management, pollution abatement, waste management etc. are a number of ways that can be opted for the sake of fresh environment. “Eco-friendly” practices have become quite popular in today’s lifestyle. People tend to be green. They want to support this cause that can lead to a healthy lifestyle.
United Nations Environment Programme organizes TUNZA Asia Pacific Youth Conferences on regular basis. Apart from this global platform, there are several institutions and communities that organize seminars and meetings to discuss not only the hazards of pollution but also the simplified ways for a green life.
Save the Planet You Call Home
It’s time to take up causes that make a difference to humanity. Use natural products while designing & decorating your home. Go for eco-friendly packaging in daily usage. Use solar heating, solar lighting systems and wind ventilators. Utilize as much natural energy as you can. Reduce the use of plastic. Use green fuel in your kitchen as well as your car. Choose eco-friendly soaps, shampoos, washing powders, CFL light bulbs etc. get the pollution check of your vehicle at regular intervals. Use public transport wherever possible, else go for car pooling.
Green life starts from your home. But green does not mean expensive. Buying eco-friendly products can actually save you money! You can start with your kitchen. This is the place where you can start saving your fuel. Right from the eco-friendly cleaning solutions to recycling the wastes – everything can be started from the kitchen.
Maharashtra Government is soon going to make it compulsory to have solar power and water harvesting facilities for Green buildings. To serve the purpose, the property tax will automatically come down. Now people can use this money in solar installations for water heating, rainwater harvesting, water recycling and high-grade construction material. And the people who will choose for green buildings will be provided with handsome incentives in the form of lower property tax. Tax benefit is not the only advantage. Optimal utilization of natural resources is itself a great reward.
Increased Productivity & Fewer Sick Days
Green buildings are becoming a major area of focus in commercial property segment also. The productivity of employees automatically increases if they are hired to work in a green office, as compared to a regular office. LEED certified green commercial buildings are perfect examples to quote here in this context. Growing environmental concerns have also given an impetus to the green concept. There is a great future for green buildings, even in the middle class.
So get your building a certification by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and lead a green life!
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