For those of you who were not aware or who did not take the time to celebrate or spread awareness, Earth Day was yesterday (April 22, 2012). Although Earth Day only occurs once a year, it is crucial that you implement steps to preserve the environment in your daily life. Always remember the 3 “Rs”: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Have you ever wondered about some easy ways for you to help the environment other than the obvious? Vanderbilt’s environmentalists have put together some easy tips:
- Shut off your car engine while sitting in a carpool lane or parking lot. This can help save nearly 8% of the gas wasted while idling.
- Change the dirty air filter. This can improve gas mileage, lengthen engine life, and result in substantial CO2 emissions savings.
- Keep your tires at the proper inflation. This can improve vehicle gas mileage by an average of 3.3 percent.
- Avoid keeping power electronics at stand-by mode. Some large-screen TVs can use as much power in standby mode as a refrigerator!
- Change your air conditioning and heat by 2 degrees to reduce CO2 emissions.
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. This has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 to 120 million tons per year and saves a lot of money.
How can CladeHealth Tracker Help?
Using smart phone applications as alternatives to paper can help out the environment more than you know. Just think about how much paper you’ve used for storing your health information throughout your life. Some people’s homes have heaps and heaps of paper that they don’t necessarily need to look at constantly because their information is stored electronically. If you do your banking and bill paying online now, why not manage your health electronically as well? Not only will CladeHealth Tracker give you peace of mind, but it will also help out the environment. CladeHealth Tracker version 1.6 is iPad compatible too, so with this much larger user-interface, you can record and track your health information easily. Who needs paper records when you have an awesome tool like this electronic health record?
For more information: http://www.medindia.net/news/Seven-Steps-to-Save-Our-Environment-This-New-Year-45451-1.htm