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Be open to using Curtains and Shades
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Curtains and sheers for windows in buildings, or window shades for your car - help reduce the environmental cost of keeping you comfortable.
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Curtains and sheers for windows in buildings, or window shades for your car - help reduce the environmental cost of keeping you comfortable.
Describe your tip
Curtains and shades on windows help prevent your rooms from overheating in the summer and from losing heat in the winter. That translates into less dependence on A/C cooling or heating to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Which means using less electricity, and the fuels or generation facilities that provide that electricity. And burning less gas, if your home is heated by natural gas. All that translates into less carbon released into the atmosphere. And, ergo, you can deaccelerate global warming.

On a warm 90 F day and parked in the sun, the interior of a locked car can get to 140 F or hotter in just an hour. Often, crime concerns prevent people from keeping the windows partially open. Folding shades for car windshields and windows are cheap, and they reduce the sunlight through a car's windshield and windows, preventing the greenhouse effect heat buildup. So, you will not need to use as much A/C (and electricity or fuel to power it) when you enter your car.
Please provide the name we should use to attribute the tip to you? (First Name, Nickname, etc.)
Mitul Sarkar
What country are you located in? We’ll also include this when we attribute the tip to you.
USA
What environmental non-profit would you like your proceeds to go to should you win? Please include a URL for their website.
1st choice is https://www.kidsagainsthunger.org/who-we-are/ (because climate change is pushing more and more vulnerable families to hunger). 2nd choice: Friends Of Lakes, an Indian NGO. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/010619/urban-legend-the-watershed-moment-for-bengalurus-lakes.html

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