Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy earth day

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.
if you have other tips of how to conserve energy, please share them with the rest of us in the comments section below.


Nick said...

Nearly 50% of the United States' electricity comes from burning fossil fuels (i.e. coal, a source of carbon and producer of harmful greenhouse gases).

There are other means of energy production. So why do we continue to use something that's so detrimental to our earth and risk future generations? Because it is literally dirt cheap. . . So, being that we live in a coal-driven world, what can we do now to conserve our green planet's energy?

1. Unplug unused electronics (i.e. don't leave your iPhone charger plugged into the wall with no iPhone attached)
2. Avoid pressing the handicap button on doorways if you are able (I just learned this the other day, apparently it wastes an immense amount of energy!)
3. Take showers instead of baths
4. Use fluorescent light bulbs as main light source.

Thanks, these are just a few tips! Y'all have a fun blog. I've officially become your 1704th follower/member!

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HBK said...

I hope every has a good anzac day

Madame Lamb said...

nick thanks for the tips. will keep in mind.

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