|Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs and use only a fraction of the energy, saving you money over their lifespan.|
If just 1 million homes switched entirely to solar power, we’d cut yearly CO2 emissions by 7 million tons.
If just 1 million households each replaced 4 traditional lightbulbs with Compact Fluorescents (CFL), we’d eliminate 900,000 tons of greenhouse gases.
1.5 million tons of plastic are used to make bottles every year, a waste that could instead power electricity in 250,000 homes.
Calculate your carbon footprint at www.liveearth.org and aim to reduce your individual output by 1 ton.
If just 1 million people cut down their trash by 10%, we could reduce our yearly CO2 emissions by as much as 50,000 tons.
If a million people each replaced just 1 incandescent bulb with a Compact Fluorescent (CFL), we could eliminate more than 200,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
You can make 20 new cans from recycled material with the same energy it takes to make 1 from scratch.
|Turning down your thermostat just 1 degree can cool your heating costs by 3%.|
Wash your clothes in cold water and save yourself up to $400 a year in bills.
Every ton of recycled paper saves enough electricity to power a 3 bedroom house for an entire year.
Contact your local energy utility about available eco-friendly, green power. Ask for it, demand it, and if you don’t live in a green zone, support the movement by investing in renewable energy certificates.
Consider bamboo the next time you’re landscaping your yard; bamboo stores more CO2 and generates 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
On the Job
The Global Warming
77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change—
or Live Through It
by David de Rothschild
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