sorry we've been MIA this week. things have been crazy around ML headquarters. we hope this piece titled "earth day" by the late robert raushchenberg will inspire you to keep finding new ways to decrease your carbon footprint. here are some tips:
- Chill out when you drive. studies have shown that 30% of the difference in MPG is due to driving habits alone. anticipate your starts and stops, and drive the speed limit. put on the green arrows or chopin and unwiiiind.
- Enable the "energy conservation" setting on your computer.
- Stop your paper junk mail. A nonprofit called 41pounds will contact dozens of direct mailers on your behalf to remove your name from their mailing lists.
- Buy local. Shipping burns fuel. A 5-pound package flown across the country creates 12 pounds of CO2 (3 ½ pounds if shipped by truck).
- Eat less meat. If you’re already a vegetarian, you’re saving at least 3,000 pounds of CO2 per year compared to meat eaters. Poultry is slightly less greenhouse gas intensive than beef, but we should all try to eat vegetarian a few times a week.