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June Is Environment Month – Why Not Do Something Good for the Environment?
We face all types of environmental issues, from global-scale problems such as global warming and air pollution to issues that are very close to us, such as disposing of garbage properly and keeping our communities beautiful.
To solve these issues, every one of us has to practice an environmentally friendly lifestyle. In this issue, we introduce measures you can take in your immediate surroundings to preserve the environment.
Summer Energy Conservation Methods You Can Use at Home
Electricity consumption increases in summer because we constantly use air conditioners and electric fans. It’s a good idea to learn ways to conserve energy during the hot season and practice a lifestyle that is kind to the environment and your household budget.
Thermostat and Environment: Tips on Using Air Conditioners
People often use their air conditioners for more than half the daytime in summer, using up great amounts of energy. You can conserve energy and avoid heatstroke as well by doing such things as not turning your air conditioner on and off too frequently and not placing items near the outdoor unit.
Cut Down on the Heat Coming Indoors
Seventy percent or more of the heat that enters a room comes through the windows. Blocking measures such as curtains and blinds—as well as growing “green curtains” of plants outside that stop the sunlight—are effective ways of keeping your home cool.
Adjust Your Thermostats to Suit the Season and Time of Day
● During the summer, turn off your toilet seat warmer and set the temperature of the cleansing water to its lowest setting.
● Turn off the lights during the day, and use only the minimum light needed at night.
● Choose the “medium” setting in your refrigerator during the summer and the “low” setting during spring, autumn and winter.
● Lower the brightness of your TV screen or use the set’s energy conservation mode.
|Inquiries||Environmental Planning Section, Environmental Quality Division (Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 7F)
May 15, 2022