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Mar-2014

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Let us Save Our PLANET…

We can learn how to be a part of the solution. Let us share effective and inexpensive ideas that—really — can make a world of difference.

Help save our Planet!

TRAVEL TIPS

Pack light – less weight on flights uses less fuel
Take direct flights – Taking off uses up a huge amount of fuel
Take Daytime flights – Studies have shown night flights are more harmful to the atmosphere
Take the train, shuttle or bus to/from the airport
Put your Do Not Disturb sign up so the sheets or towels aren’t unnecessarily changed at hotels

 

HOUSEHOLD TIPS
Use solar powered chargers
Use a digital camera rather than disposable or film
Eat & Buy locally produced foods whenever possible. Since agriculture is responsible for about a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (partly from transportation).
Replace paper towels with a special set of cloth towels/napkins – wash and reuse
Turn out lights when leaving a room.
Unplug electronics when not in use. Even when turned off, things like hairdryers, cell phone chargers, and televisions use energy.
Leftover Water: e.g. water your plants with leftover water from drinking and cooking.
Wash clothes in cold water. Washing clothes in cold water saves water-heating energy and your clothes will last longer
Check your car tires’ pressure – on monthly basis
Check your tires for proper inflation. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage more than 3%
Obey the speed limit and drive efficiently. Each gallon of gas saved keeps 20 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

 

OFFICE TIPS
Print documents on once-used paper
Use bleach-free, recycled paper. Create and use note pads from once-used paper

 

GENERAL TIPS
Avoid receiving unnecessary products e.g. plastic utensils, straws, etc; buy ice cream in a cone instead of a cup, etc. Every little bit of trash avoided does make a difference!
Plant trees. Each tree absorbs 1 ton of carbon over its lifetime, so, along with your community, plant 10 trees a year—1 citizen planting 10 trees = 10 tons of CO2).
Remember the 3 Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Recycle everything you can.
Replace incandescent bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescents.

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