Professional and Students - Let us ACT before it REACTS
I thought of sharing with our colleagues one of the important burning issues which we are knowingly or unknowingly entering in to and also try to find out an action plan to address it as soon as possible. I would like to call it as NEED OF THE HOUR towards which each one of us should be committed from heart and soul to put a full stop. I am talking about an important issue which is no way related to our profession directly but, which is much important for all our existence. Yes, I am talking about “GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE” which is the hot topic discussed across the globe in each and every summit. As a qualified professional ...view middle of the document...
The Ozone which act as a protector layer as well as screening layer from sun radiation is getting depleted due to the pollution caused by human beings. This has resulted in excess heat and evaporation of water bodies which in turn has resulted in drought like situation.
So, it is time to act for us before our children see the worst part of it. Let’s stand up and work together and see to it that we adhered to some of the bare minimum things in our daily professional life and also in our personal life so that each of us contribute towards reduction in pollution level and become more environment friendly.
I would like to share some of the basic things which each of us can start doing immediately in order to be part of the initiative to save our environment from disaster.
As a Practicing/Working Professional – What can we do?
As Professionals in practice or working in good positions, we can do a lot. Some of the important things what we can do is –
Switch to Energy efficient Lighting – By doing so we not only reduce our energy bill to great extent but also reduce the amount of Carbon dioxide emission limit which is posing threat to Ozone depletion. So, avoid CFL bulbs in your office.
Avoid usage of Air Condition where ever not necessary – Most of the office whether big or small now a days use Air conditioners. Air conditioners consume much electricity and this we can avoid by opening windows and allowing more of natural air and light come through.
Practice Fuel efficient driving – While driving vehicle be cautious and efficient as most of the energy is burnt due to inefficient driving. Use the vehicle where ever it is required and where ever we can reach by walk or by any other easy mode of transport try to make use of it. Get the vehicles serviced on regular basis and always make sure you get Emission tested at regular intervals.
Use less and less paper in office – As most of our work can be done through use of computers and all communications and correspondence can be done with internet tools, try to use more and more of it. Use one sided paper for internal circulations and avoid taking more and more prints. Now, more and more government departments which we interact is going online and try to make use of that benefit to maximum extent. Move towards more and more paper less environment as far as possible.
Avoid using Plastic in office – Plastic is used in lot of office for various activities like files, covers, tumblers, plates etc. Try avoiding use of plastics at work place as it doesn’t get degraded very fast. Wherever possible use recycled paper instead of plastic.
Use more and more green plants in office – Use some show plants in office, this will not only add look but, also act as a very good environment balancing agent.
Use “OFF” Switch in office - Use auto switch off in office so that lights, fan etc automatically gets switched off when it is not used. Also, use auto power locks for systems, Xerox...