22
Apr
10

Happy Earth Day 2010!

I am going to escape from SL for just a moment so bear with me.

Today is Earth Day and we all have an obligation to take care of the planet. Pollution is increasing, species are dying, and our natural resources are being depleted.

We all have a duty to reduce our carbon footprint and help repair this Earth for ourselves and future generations.

Here’s a list of simple things you can do immediately:

  • Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. …)
  • Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees)
  • Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving)
  • Check the central heating timer setting – remember there is no point heating the house after you have left for work
  • Fill your dish washer/washing machine with a full load – this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
  • Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water from the store
  • Take shorter showers
  • Do your weekly shopping in a single trip
  • Get a recycle bin from your local county/town/city and start recycling! Or take your recycling to a center.
  • Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it
  • Sign up to a green energy supplier, who will supply electricity from renewable sources (e.g. wind and hydroelectric power) – this will reduce your carbon footprint contribution from electricity to zero

We can all do a little that can add up to a lot!

Visit http://www.earthday.org/ for more information on how you can help.

::Steps off soapbox::

(Pic: From the Associated Press)

Muahs,

Camryn Fouroux

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