Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things you can do now to help stop global warming

Here's some tips on things you can do to save up the usage of carbon dioxide to stop global warming.

Change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb
will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often.
You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile
you don’t drive!

Recycle more
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year
by recycling just half of your household waste.

 Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage
by more than 3%.
Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide
out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water.
Use less hot water by installing a low-flow showerhead
(350 pounds of CO2 saved per year) and
washing your clothes in cold or warm water
(500 pounds saved per year).

Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide
if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide
over its lifetime.

Turn off electronic devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them will save you thousands of pounds of
carbon dioxide a year.

Try Meatless Monday
Skipping meat one day per week would help save over
35,000 gallons of water. Cutting meat out of your diet entirely
would help save 5,000 lbs of carbon emissions per year.

Unplugging hair dryers, phone charges, toaster, ovens and power cords when not in use can save up to 20% on home energy use.

.... and the last one is from me personally,

We are not a part of the earth, the earth is a part of us.
Do what you can, where you are : )

lastly a nice Native American Proverb to share:

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

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