sábado, 4 de agosto de 2007


Want to do something to help stop global warming?
Here are 10 simples things you can do and how much carbon dioxide you will save doing them.
change a light
Replace one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent
light will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take metro transit more often, You
will save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile
you do not 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%.
adjust your thermostat
Moving you thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees
in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
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 are not
using them will save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
be part of the solution
Learn more and get active at ClimateCrisis.net.

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