Do's and Don'ts

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Do's

  • Use mug instead of running tap while brushing teeth.
  • While watering plants, instead of running hose, use water cane.
  • Use a toilet flush which consumes less water.
  • Carry cloth,jute or paper bag to the market.
  • Use dustbin for garbage disposal.
  • Plant a garden. Even in urban settings, you can grow herbs and flowers in pots.
  • Wear extra-layer of clothes at home instead of turning up the heater.
  • While shaving, use mug instead running hose.
  • If you have a choice, pick paper bags over plastic bags
  • at the grocer and elsewhere if you do take plastic bags, wash and reuse them.

Don'ts

  • While taking bath, don't use shower run for long.
  • Don't allow water overflow from the over head tank.
  • Don’t buy loud crackers during Deepawali.
  • For washing floor,Don't use running hose use mop and bucket.
  • Don't junk things break rather think to fix them.
  • Avoid unnecessary use of lights and fans.
  • Don't louder the volume of your TV, radio and music system.
  • Never leave food residue in your plate uneaten.
  • Don't over packaged’ goods and foods. Containers and packaging make up about a quarter of the waste stream

Prevention and Control of Vehicular Pollution

Do's

  • Do you really need to drive a car everywhere? Walk to work, or ride a bicycle
  • Carpool. Two - or four - can ride as cheaply as one.
  • Get a valid pollution under control certificate from authorized testing centre.
  • Clean up your act. Keep automobiles fuel filters clean and save the fuel.
  • Clean the air filter and oil filter regularly.
  • Clean the carbon deposit from silencer.
  • Maintain recommended tyre pressure.

Don'ts

  • Don't use extensively your private vehicles,try to use public transportation whenever possible.
  • Avoid congested road and rush hours.
  • Don’t idle away energy. Beyond one minute, it is more fuel - efficient to restart your car
  • Don't forget to Keep your vehicle tuned up. When a vehicle is running well, it uses nine per cent less fuel and thus emits fewer toxic and noxious fumes.
  • Don't try to replicate mechanical works and experiment with your car.
  • Don't forget to replace your old battery with new battery when it required.
  • Don't use clutch pedal as footrest.

Prevention and Control of Water Pollution

Do's

  • Reuse of water whenever possible, Kitchen water can be used for watering the plants
  • Plan your kitchen activity to avoid wastage of fuel and water.
  • Fix leaks promptly. A dripping joint can waste more than 76 liters of water a day.
  • Take showers instead of baths. Showers use less water - if you limit them to five minutes. Install low-flow shower-heads.
  • Plastic materials can be a murder weapons for wildlife, minimise their use. Blown from land and roadsides, they often end up in the water, where they can entangle and kill birds and fishes.
  • Use sprinkler for irrigation.
  • Use scientific method of application fertilizers.
  • While shaving, use mug instead running hose.
  • Run your dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer only when you have full loads. · When possible, use an outdoor clothesline instead of a clothes dryer.

Don'ts

  • Don't keep on the tap running while having, bath, brushing teeth, or washing dishes it wastes about 2 liters of water every minute.
  • Don’t hose down your lawn or corridor to clean it. Sweep it off.
  • Don’t wash the clothes and kitchen utensils in the water bodies.
  • Don’t litter. When camping, keep the areas clean.
  • Avoid throwing flowers, sweets, puja materials into a river. It will degrade the quality of water. The river wont be happy with this.
  • Avoid throughing dead bodies in a river. This will ultimately landing in the mouth of dogs, vultures & other animals.Do you like it to happen with your bodies.
  • Never dump anything into the water bodies.
  • Avoid use of weedicides

Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution

Do's

  • Always maintain your motor vehicle and its exhaust silencer in proper condition.    
  • Ensure that your Diesel Generator Set is provided with acoustic
  • enclosure which gives a reduction of a minimum 25 dBA (as per the provisions of the Govt. of India notification GSR 371(E), dated May 17,2002.
  • Ask for copy of valid type approval certificate from the dealer while purchasing portable petrol/kerosene generator sets (as per Govt. of India notification viz. GSR 742(E), dated September 25, 2000, which prescribes noise standards for petrol/kerosene generator sets).
  • Keep the volume of the loudspeaker or sound amplification system low so as not to annoy your neighbors.
  • Ensure that the sound from your music system is played at volume which does not disturb your neighbor.
  • Play fire-crackers only outdoors in large open areas and community level.
  • Purchase only those fire-crackers that comply the noise standards as provided by the Govt. of India regulation GSR 682(E),dated October 5, 1999.

Don'ts

  • Avoid using horns except at emergencies.
  • Avoid use of multi toned/air horns in your vehicle.
  • Do not install Diesel Generator Sets without prior approval of the competent authority, if required by local laws.
  • Avoid use of loudspeaker in the open.
  • Do not use loudspeaker or any sound amplification system between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., except in closed premises.
  • Do not make your neighbor a captive listener to your music system.
  • Do not play fire-crackers between 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.

Energy Conservation

Do's

  • Clean the condenser coils on the back or bottom of your refrigerator once a year. Adjust your refrigerator to a less-cold setting.
  • Make maximum use of natural light.
  • If you use a radiator heat, put a reflector sheet behind the radiator.
  • It keeps the heat from being absorbed by the wall.

Don'ts

  • Don't keep on the lights if you will be out of the room for 15 minutes or more.
  • Don't use electricity during day time Think about it - do you really need to turn on a light during the day.
  • Do not install Diesel Generator Sets without prior approval of the competent authority, if required by local laws.
  • Don't prefer incandescent light and replace energy efficient , compact fluorescent light tubes even if it cost more.