Korea Climate and Environment Network Smart Way
Changing from paper bills to electronic bills: when you use electronic bills for your household and personal expenses instead of using paper bills, you get discounts and reduce 0.2kg of CO2 per year.
By reducing the use of one florescent light a day, you reduce 1.9kg of CO2 per year, aside from alleviating eye fatigue caused by florescent lights.
Washing your hands and using a handkerchief instead of tissue or hand dryer can reduce 1,039 tons of carbon dioxide per day (assuming 10 sheets are used daily per person). If you use a handkerchief, you can reduce 6kg of CO2 per year.
Using “Green Touch,” a computer energy-saving program during lunchtime, you can save energy and increase the computer’s life. 22.5kg of CO2 per year can be reduced.
Use your own tumbler instead of paper cups and make your own fashion statement. Using three cups a day on average, you can be stylish while reducing 8.3kg of CO2 per year.
Use your own stylish shopping bag, not black plastic bags, when shopping to reduce 13.6kg of CO2 per year.
Reduce use of imported food by 10% and consume local food. Enjoy food made from fresher materials and help farmers while reducing 14.2kg of CO2 per year.
Cook your own food and only as much as you can eat and reduce food waste by 20%. Prevent bad smells, headache in the summer season and reduce 15.2kg of CO2 per year.
If you conscientiously separate waste like glass bottles and cans, resources can be saved and preserved while reducing 22kg of CO2 per year.
Use water-saving devices, use basins when doing dishes, and reduce your shower time. Your water bill will be lower while reducing 24.2kg of CO2 per year!
Reduce the use of air-conditioner by one hour a day and increase your cooling temperature by 2℃. It will help in preventing sickness from overexposure to air-conditioning. Manage your air-conditioner filters; it will help in keeping the bronchial tubes healthy while reducing 17.3kg of CO2 per year.
Use long underwear in midwinter, use long-sleeved shirts, and prevent heat wastage. If you decrease heating temperature by 2℃, you can prevent dry skin while reducing 264.3kg of CO2 per year. Don’t forget to check and clean the insides of your boiler!
Unplug home appliances when not in use for a long time (TV, washing machine, electric range, and humidifier) to lower your electric bill and reduce 12.8kg of CO2 per year.
Be Smart! Choose high-efficiency home appliances (TV, washing machine, refrigerator, and electric rice cooker) and LED lights and reduce 46.8kg of CO2 per year!
Reduce TV watching time by one hour, increase interactions with your family. With newly cooked rice, keep both taste and nutrition. Collect and do the laundry one time, save detergent and water, and reduce 33.5kg of CO2 per year.
Walk to short distances and use public transportation instead of your car once a week. It will help improve physical strength while reducing 482.7kg of CO2 per year.
Practice relaxed, eco-friendly driving habits in your daily life. You will feel less stress and minimize traffic accidents by driving safely. 247.8kg reduction of CO2 per year can also be realized!