Archive for July, 2009
Noise pollution is the harmful effect of discomforting sounds generated from the activities of living creatures or from various technologies which negatively impact the habitat of human, animal and plant life in one’s general surroundings.
Noise pollution impacts the environment several ways.An example of a source of noise pollution is military sonars.Sonars have caused intense sounds responsible for the destruction of thousands of whales during major international wars.
Has noise pollution affected your life?Are there any other enviornmental concerns with regards to noise pollution that you have discovered?Share your experiences and/or findings in the comments segment below!
Here are 4 ways to help reduce the effects of global warming.
1.Drive Less.The less you drive, the fewer harmful emissions will be released into the atmosphere.Although, you may not be able to completely stop driving, you can limit the amount of time you do.Instead use other methods of transportation such as walking and cycling .Such methods of transportation can also help you get exercise to stay fit.You may also wish to investigate using public transportation.By using other methods of transportation you will also be saving money on gasoline.
2.Reduce, Reuse , Recycle!If you recycle, you are making sure products can be reused instead of being wasted in land fills.Recyclable items include plastic,paper, newspaper, glass and aluminium foil.
3.Remember to turn electrical devices off when you are done using them.This includes televisions, phones, radios, light switches and computers.Also, be sure to put thewater off in sinks and bathtubs when they are not in use [i.e keep sink off when you are you have wet your brush instead of keeping it on during the entire time you are brushing].By reducing the time the water is running, you will be helping in conserving water , a vital resource and reduce your monthly hydro bill.
4.Encourage others to help reduce the effects of global warming.Try and get your family and friends to join you in your initiatives.Be an example and explain the importance of what you are doing in terms of the future of the earth.Many of the initiatives such as cycling in order to drive less are even more enjoyed when done with others.Together you can spend time and help preserve our current comfortable modern day lives.
Did you apply any of these tips?What was your experience?Was it helpful?Did you notice any of the benefits outlined above?Are there any other benefits which you noticed?Let us know in the comments section below!