Act Now

For The Future

HOW YOU CAN ACT

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Buying products with minimal packaging will help to reduce waste. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

  • Stop Eating or Eat Less Meat.

    The single most effective action you can take to combat climate change is to stop eating meat or lower the amount of meat you consume in general.

  • Unplug Your Devices.

    Anytime a cord is plugged into a socket, it’s drawing energy. So although your device isn’t charging, you’re still contributing to your carbon footprint. Simple solution? Leave your electronics unplugged at all times, unless you’re using them.

  • Drive Less.

    Choose to walk, bike, or take the bus. Leave the car at home, and you’ll be making an easy decision with immediate results. Many people are opting to bike to work, especially with bike lanes becoming more prevalent. Cities are finally investing in the necessary infrastructure to make it easier not to own a car.

  • Don’t Buy “Fast Fashion”.

    Don’t forget that anything made overseas has an enormous environmental impact, from the physical act of shipping the product across the ocean to the chemical runoff from garment factories. As if that’s not enough, fast fashion is an industry that is mostly propped up by child labor; it is toxic to the environment and detrimental to human rights.
    Seek alternatives like repurposing used clothing or prefer locally handcrafted garments. Buying vintage clothes or engaging in apparel swaps with family and friends are also good options.

  • Plant a Garden.

    Cities often need to reduce the “urban heat island" effect and tend to be hotter than rural areas because of vast pavement areas, concrete buildings, and increased human activity. Help avoid the “heat island” effect by planting trees for shade, or maybe try a green roof or community garden.

  • Eat Local (and Organic).

    Whenever possible, try to eat local and in-season produce. Sticking to foods that are grown locally, in your city or the surrounding area, helps to reduce the carbon footprint created by shipping foods from elsewhere.

  • Line-Dry Your Clothes.

    The traditional method of line-drying your clothing is much better for the environment. One dryer load uses 5 times more electricity than washing. By simply line-drying your clothes, you can save 1/3 of their carbon footprint.

  • Encourage Others to Conserve.

    Share information about recycling and energy conservation with your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Take opportunities to encourage public officials to establish programs and policies that are good for the environment.

HOW UZMAR ACTS

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    UZMAR uses environmental friendly equipment and has a minimum waste policy. State of the art, low carbon emission certified vessels are built with a serial production method according to the latest international standards. UZMAR Shipyard, port stations, and offices are designed to reduce waste and recycle. Wasted materials are separated and recycled according to their type at all times.

  • Unplug Your Devices.

    UZMAR has Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy in its shipyard and its offices. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are used instead of incandescent lighting. Though LEDs cost more, they use a quarter of the energy and last up to 25 times longer. They are also preferable to compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs, which emit 80 percent of their energy as heat and contain mercury.

  • Drive Less.

    UZMAR Shipyard uses company shuttles for transportation of the employees to and from work and chooses office locations considering the easy access to public transport. Employees are encouraged to use public transportation and if possible bikes to reduce carbon emission.

  • Don’t Buy “Fast Fashion”.

    UZMAR workers are given sets of work clothes specially tailored for them every year. The clothes are made from Turkish fabric and all made in Turkey to decrease the carbon footprint caused by overseas transportation.
    Government and international institutions certify manufacturers and the fabric for safety and authenticity. That way, no child labor is possible during manufacture and carbon footprint at its less level.

  • Plant a Garden.

    UZMAR plants trees in the name of its employees annually in large numbers around the country, where tree population is reported low. For the future of our planet, UZMAR periodically donates to local authorities for a greener and cleaner environment.

  • Encourage Others to Conserve.

    UZMAR organizes HSE seminars and courses periodically for its employees as well as for other local organizations. Environmental awareness is a major
    topic while ways of lowering carbon footprint are taught by experts.
    UZMAR sponsors and organizes social responsibility projects, such as UZMAR ACT (Action Climate Team) to raise awareness for climate change.