‘Low Carbon Lifestyles’ tips from environment Ministry

Q.  Which of the following are termed as ‘Low Carbon Lifestyles’?

1) Ensure your car’s tyres have adequate pressure
2) Use solar inverters instead of the conventional one
3) Do Yoga instead of using treadmill

- Published on 01 Mar 16

a. 1
b. 1, 3
c. 2, 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
  • A document on the Ministry’s website, ‘Low Carbon Lifestyles’, lists several commonsensical tips to save electricity: use solar inverters instead of the conventional one, compact fluorescent lamps instead of incandescent bulbs; and ensure your car’s tyres have adequate pressure.
  • Each of these recommendations rests on some math. For e.g. switching off the ignition at traffic red lights reduces annual CO2 emissions by 85 - 122 kg.
  • Yoga, by comparison, was zero emission and therefore — the study avers — saved enough fuel to prevent the chopping of 44 trees per year. Studies have, however, found that yoga, though an effective form of exercise, doesn’t burn calories as fast as say running or on a treadmill.
  • Use a table lamp for studying. It provides better task based lighting; use a cold cycle in the washing machine, Dry clothes in sun, eat together to avoid warming of food repeatedly, etc.

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