Apr 22, 2009

Carbon Footprints And Global Warming

Global warming isn’t opinion. It’s a scientific reality. And the science tells us that human activity has made enormous impacts to our planet that affect our well-being and even our survival as a species.

The world’s leading science journals report that glaciers are melting ten times faster than previously thought, that atmospheric greenhouse gases have reached levels not seen for millions of years, and that species are vanishing as a result of climate change.

They also report of extreme weather events, long-term droughts, and rising sea levels. Fortunately, the science also tells us how we can begin to make significant repairs to try and reverse those impacts, but only through immediate action. . By spreading the word and sharing this with others, our collective power will force governments, corporations, and politicians everywhere to pay attention.

Things we can do:

*Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:
Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year

*Inflate Your Tires :
Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. Check them monthly. Save 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $840 per year.

*Change Your Air Filter:
Check your car's air filter monthly. Save 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $130 per year

*Fill The Dishwasher:
Run your dishwasher only with a full load. Save 100 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year

*Use Recycled Paper: Make sure your printer paper is 100% post consumer recycled paper. Save 5 lbs. of carbon dioxide per ream of paper.

*Adjust Your Thermostat:
Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer. Save 2000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $98 per year.

*Install a Low-Flow Showerhead:
Using less water in the shower means less energy to heat the water. Save 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150

*Buy Products Locally :
Buy locally and reduce the amount of energy required to drive your products to your store.

*Plant a Tree:
Trees suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breathe. Save 2,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.

This is just a sample of all the ways we can fight global warming together, let us try at least three of these ways and the savings alone is enough incentive to help in the fight.


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