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2008-03-05

we can make a difference

A few days ago, I received an invitation to join WAYN. Without hesitation, I signed their form and added GLOBAL WARMING in my tags as I went through it I discovered this and want to share it with you. I wanted to share this to you because I CARE FOR YOU AND YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

things we can do to help minimize Global Warming

1. Offset your travel
2. Re-use
3. Recycle
4. Insulate
5. Use the "Off" switch
6. Control Temperature Efficiently
7. Drive smart and walk more
8. Buy energy efficient product
9. Plant a tree
10. Don't use Screensaver
11. Use Less Water
12. Encourage others to conserve

THE FACTS:
• 3.7 tonnes of CO2 will offset 1 Person flying from London to Sydney (Australia) and back. This can be done by planting 5 trees!

• 850 pounds is the same as 386.4 kgCO2 (0.3864 tonnes CO2). This is the equivalent of an average UK house’s electricity, gas, coal and oil usage for 2 weeks!
• Insulating your home by adding hot water tank lagging to your home’s hot water tank will save 150 kgCO2 per year. This is equivalent to a one way flight from London to Barcelona.
• About 10% of all electricity used in UK homes is consumed by electronic items left on standby. By switching appliances off standby 150 kgCO2 per year can be saved. A PC monitor switched off over night saves enough energy to microwave 6 dinners!
• Switching off the lights when not in the room saves 30 kgCO2 per year. Lighting an office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 cups of tea!
• Turning down your thermostat by 1 degree can save as much as 10% off electricity bills, 300 kgCO2 per year. This is equivalent to a return flight from London to Barcelona.
• Drive smoothly, check the road ahead, anticipate traffic and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. Eco-driving can reduce fuel consumption by around 10%, saving 280 kgCO2 per year. This is the equivalent to a return flight from London to Milan, Italy.
• An average petrol car making a saving of 10 miles a week = 520 miles a year = 175 kgCO2. This is approximately equivalent to a return flight from London to Belfast.
• If every home in the UK changed just 3 light bulbs, enough energy would be saved to light the UK’s street lamps.
• 1 Tree will offset on average about 10 kgCO2 each year
• Not using a screensaver equates to a saving of 810 kWh per year = 348 kgCO2. This is the equivalent of a return flight from London to Madrid.
• Washing your clothes at 30°C could save 40% of your washing machines energy consumption, saving 35 kgCO2 per year.

THESE ARE WORTH TRYING.

7 REACTION:

Anino said...

Pati pala paggamit ng screensaver???

ginabeloved said...

yeah, ive known it before. sa office nga kapag alam ko na lalabas ang officesmate ko ng matagal pinapatay ko monitor nya hehe- pati yun pinapaki alaman ko. so far wala pang nagalit sa akin hehehe
LETS PUT OUR COMPUTER IN "POWER SAVING MODE" to help the environment.
thanks Anino :)

Monetiser said...

Hi Friend! Well, sa office, naka on lahat dati! But i guess it's for the time efficincy din... Actually, those rules, it's not new to me.. sobrang tipid ko as a person and i tend to use a little or consume a little...wel, accountant tayo! hehehe

Hi ANino!

I Love Philippines too said...

Hello! Another great eath saving post from the Meliorist! Wow! It;s good to have a frequent reminder on how to let this earth be a better place to live in and how it would be a safer place to live for long...

Keep it up Friend...

I Love Philippines too said...

Hello! Another great eath saving post from the Meliorist! Wow! It;s good to have a frequent reminder on how to let this earth be a better place to live in and how it would be a safer place to live for long...

Keep it up Friend...

Holy Kamote said...

warning, warning. global warning.

Anino said...

GIna,nailagay ko na yung litrato sa aking blog.Hindi ko pa din mai-host sa imageshack.Hehehe.Baka may alam ka pang ibang hosting site.

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