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  • Use compact fluorescent lamps as they are 4 times energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. Replacing just one 100 watt bulb with a 20 watt CFL can reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 84 kg.
  • Annual carbon dioxide emission of a washing machine at wash temperature 60°C is 119 kg as compared to 21 kg at 25°C. Therefore using a cold cycle in the washing machine can reduce annual carbon dioxide emission by 98 kg per washing machine.
  • Geysers come with a factory setting of 60°C, but a comfortable bath requires around 40°C. Reducing the temperature setting on a 25 litre geyser from 60°C to 40°C can reduce annual carbon dioxide emission by 172 kg per household.
  • By reducing unnecessary use of microwave oven by just 5 minutes a day, each household can reduce carbon dioxide emission by 30 kg.
  • Switching off electrical appliances at the plug point instead of turning them off only with the remote can reduce household’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by 106 grams.
  • By reducing water consumption by just 100 litres a day, each household can reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions between 24 and 63 kg.
  • By using pressure cookers daily instead of cooking in pots and pans with lids, each household can reduce annual carbon dioxide emission by at least 125 kg.
  • By reducing the usage of gas for cooking by just 20 minutes a day, each household can reduce annual carbon dioxide emission by 62 kg.
  • Switching from desktop to laptop can reduce an individual’s annual carbon dioxide emissions between 205 and 279 kg.
  • By turning off just one fan and an incandescent bulb when not in use, each household can reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 28 kg.
  • Using solar water heater instead of a 25 litre geyser can prevent the emission of 687 kg of carbon dioxide per year.
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