Does deforestation have anything to do with Global Warming?

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From A Textbook for Geography, Class 7 by Rita Rajen

Does deforestation have anything to do with global warming? Yes, it does. Here’s a page from a class seven geography textbook (chapter: South America) to tell you all about how deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest is contributing to global warming. [SELVAS is simply another name for the Amazon Rainforest].

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A Few Tips for a Gardener

Are you a gardener? Great!

Gardens are home to MANY bird species and small creatures. A garden is a great way to escape the concrete jungle and allow nature to come back into your homes. Here are a few tips for you!

  • Use compost to keep your plants healthy. Compost consists of kitchen waste and food waste in general. If you don’t know how to compost, I’ll write an article on it soon!

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An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

How do you make your bathroom eco-friendly?

Here’s a list!

  • Taps: Install low-flow taps and showers. They reduce water usage!

  • Use a solar water heater.

  • Use water instead of toilet paper. Small hand showers and bidets are better than toilet paper because they can be chemically treated and cleaned, but TP eats up most of our resources.

  •  Feminine hygiene products: Use the cloth type to reduce plastic waste.

  • Take a bucket bath.

  • If you can’t take a bucket bath, at least take short showers: Long showers are unnecessary and use too much water.

  • Do NOT use bathtubs, even on vacations, each bath uses about 80 litres of water!

Your Kitchen

How do you make your kitchen environment-friendly and waste-free? Check out these ideas!

  • Compost: There is a way to get rid of all your kitchen waste and make your plants healthier! How? Use composting! All you need is a composting bin and kitchen waste (banana peels, leftover food etc.)

  • Waste segregation: Try separating your waste into categories like – plastic-stuff bin, food waste (goes in the compost bin), paper bin, glass waste bin, e-waste bin (dispose of safely).

  • Taps: Install low-flow fitting to taps.

  • Install Solar water heaters

  • Double Glazing on windows

  • RO water (purified drinking water) wastes water. About 4 gallons is wasted per 1 gallon purified. Switch to a better purifying system if you use RO.

  • Buy more seasonal food and locally produced food. Less transportation of goods means fewer emissions and pollution!

  • Stop using tin foil, plastic-clear-wrap, paper towels, disposable cutlery and utensils and single-serve containers. There are many alternatives!