It is no more time to make light of climate change. The UN green panel gives us only 12 years to prevent heat conditions, droughts, floods and poverty. This World Environment Day 2023, let us look at 10 simple ways to contribute your bit to the planet. You do not need to be an eco-warrior or a tree-hugger to bring the green element in your life. What you need is follow some simple steps and turn your home into an eco-friendly place. These tips as well as tricks can lead you towards a cleaner and a greener life this World Environment Day 2023.
• You could use compact fluorescent light bulbs in the place of incandescent ones. The step would cut your energy bill. They also tend to last longer than standard light bulbs.
• Keep your air conditioner at moderate temperatures. The warmer you set your thermostat (in the summers) and the cooler you do it (in the winters), the lower will be your energy consumption and the corresponding costs.
• Go vegetarian this World Environment Day. Meat production utilized as much as 8 times energy as fruits and vegetables, generating a lot of environmental pollution.
• Dump the use of plastic bags for grocery. You could carry cloth or jute bags to the stores.
• Make your laundry ecofriendly by using fabric softeners, detergents, and bleaches which leave a smaller carbon footprint.
• Try using right-sized pots on burners for cooking in order to save more gas or electricity.
• Do not leave your faucet running while you are brushing. Utilize a glass of water instead for the purpose.
• Reuse water where possible this World Environment Day. Wastewater from laundry, dishes, and showering can be utilized to water plants.
• Use the microwave oven more frequently for cooking. These devices use lesser energy than the traditional electric ovens and are fast and efficient.
• Get a solar power charger for your gadgets this World Environment Day.

If we make a constructive resolution this World Environment Day 2023, it can help the planet achieve the much needed respite from the various challenges that confront it.

About Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza is a passionate environmentalist and actor. She has been a long-standing supporter of environmental conservation. Recently, she has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India. Dia Mirza has taken up the role in order to add weight to her work concerning raising awareness about and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the world, and India in particular, faces. She writes for She is also the founder of Born Free Entertainment, an Indian Motion Pictures Company.