10 August 2023

Heat wave safety tips

Heat waves are anything but fun in the sun. Extreme heat and humidity can be extremely uncomfortable and pose serious health risks, especially for infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly. Without taking the proper precautions, extreme heat can lead to heat stroke and even worse, fatality. As a result of climate change, heat waves are…, Heat wave facts, Ջերմային ալիքներից պաշտպանվելու խորհուրդներ What is a heat wave?  Heat waves happen when the temperature is higher than normal for several days in a row. Humidity can cause it to feel much hotter. What causes a heat wave?  Heat waves result from warm air being trapped in the atmosphere and are a natural weather phenomenon. Heat waves are…, What to do in a heat wave, Ջերմային ալիքներից պաշտպանվելու խորհուրդներ Be prepared Know how hot and humid it is going to get today, this week and this month to help plan outside activities. Keep an emergency kit at home that contains oral rehydration salt (ORS) packets, a thermometer, water bottles, towels or cloths to wet for cooling, a handheld fan or mister with…, Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, Ջերմային ալիքներից պաշտպանվելու խորհուրդներ Severe symptoms of heat stress require urgent care.  If a family member is presenting any of the severe symptoms below you should call for an ambulance or arrange for another form of transport to a health facility immediately. Trust your instincts and don’t hesitate to call for medical assistance.…, How to treat heatstroke and heat-related illnesses, Ջերմային ալիքներից պաշտպանվելու խորհուրդներ Take the following steps to help your loved one cool, rehydrate and recover:, 1. Cool and rush to health facility if severe, If a family member is experiencing  severe symptoms  of heat-related illnesses, it is important to cool first and transport second.   Help the person sit or lie down in a cool shaded area with good ventilation. Close curtains to create more shade. Turn on a fan or air conditioner if available. Apply wet towels to the skin at head, neck, armpits…, 2. Reduce temperature, Move the person into a cool area if not done so already. Close curtains to create more shade. Turn on a fan or air conditioner if available.    Apply wet towels or cool water to the body, particularly at head, neck, armpits and groin. Keep changing the towels or dipping them in cool water every few minutes to provide cool water for the body. If…, 3. Rehydrate, Infants under six months: Breastfeed to rehydrate the infant. Encourage mother to also drink more water, especially if breastfeeding.  Older infants and children: Given your infant or child water in small amounts to help them become used to it.  If the child has sweated a lot or is sweating a lot, add some Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) to the water…
17 April 2023

Five tips for reducing your digital footprint

Did you know that a typical year of incoming emails adds 136 kg of emissions to a person’s carbon footprint, or the equivalent of driving 320 kms in an average car. Digital pollution is the greenhouse gases that come from building, delivering and using digital technology. It makes up 4 per cent of the world’s global greenhouse emissions – double…, 1., Keep your devices longer. , Հեռախոսը լիցքավորման միացնելիս Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Without energy, our digital devices and solutions would not work. There are, however, a few simple things we can do to reduce the energy consumption of our devices. Let us: Not use…, 2., Reduce the energy consumption of devices., Էլէկտրական սարքավորումների լարեր, որոնք միացված չեն վարդակին A typical year of incoming emails adds 136 kg of emissions to a person’s carbon footprint, or the equivalent of driving 320 kms in an average car.​​​ Here are a few tips that will make us think twice before using email. Let us: Always use links to online files, where possible, as opposed…, 3., Reduce our use of email. , Համակարգչի էկրան: Նշված է delete բառը The probability of reusing data diminishes over time. Only 5 per cent of data is actively reused after 90 days of storage. Data that are stored online take space on servers that require energy to be active 24/7. The same applies to applications downloaded on smartphones. The average retention of apps…, 4., Clean up our files and apps, Տղան նստած է համակարգչի առաջ The pandemic has drastically changed the way we work. With the possibility to work remotely and hybrid working becoming increasingly the norm, we are resorting more and more to online meetings. This allows organizations to continue performing and lays the foundation for even more collaboration across the globe while…, 5. Act more sustainably in online meetings.