Spread the green. Save the planet.

Today, the environment is on the brink of irreversible damage. Before the impact becomes critical, we have to act. At Tata Steel we believe actions by a group of people or organizations won't be enough. It needs to spread exponentially. That is what Greenfection is.

Greenfection is the consciousness and resolve to impact the environment in a positive way. That is what we want to spread. From person to person. From cities to villages. And vice versa. Till the whole nation is painted with the colour green. Let's spread the will to make a change. To create a greener, happier future.

 

How to reduce your carbon and Greenfect the world

Greenfect your home

  • Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Turn off lights and other devises when they're not needed.
  • For all the portable electronic gizmos in your life, consider feeding them green power with a solar charger. Some look like notebooks, cell phones, flowers, or are built into backpacks.
  • Power adaptors, are those clunky things you find on many electrical cords, including those attached to lamps and some light fixtures. You'll notice that they stay warm even when their device is turned off. This is because they in fact draw energy from the wall all the time. One way to greenfect your lighting is to unplug their wall warts when not in use.
  • All the water that goes down the drain, clean or dirty, ends up mixing with raw sewage, getting contaminated, and meeting the same fate. Try to stay aware of this precious resource disappearing and turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving and always wash laundry and dishes with full loads.
  • Greenfect your work place

  • Optimizing the energy settings for computers and other devices can be more than a modest energy saver. Set computers to energy-saving settings and make sure to shut them down when you leave for the day.
  • The greenest paper is no paper at all, so keep things digital and dematerialized whenever possible. The more you do online, the less you need paper. Keep files on computers instead of in file cabinets.
  • Some paper use can't be avoided, so use recycled paper and envelopes that have been processed and colored using eco-friendly methods.
  • Bringing lunch to work in reusable containers is likely the greenest (and healthiest) way to eat at work. Getting delivery and takeout almost inevitably ends with a miniature mountain of packaging waste.
  • Ask everyone to bring in a mug or glass from home and keep some handy for visitors so that you reduce or eliminate use of paper cups.