5 Things You Can Do To Protect The EarthThe average American generates about 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year from home energy use and personal transportation, and from the energy it takes to produce the products and services we consume. There are steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and to keep our earth healthy. But we all must do our part. The science is clear; we can no longer stand aside and not take action to help solve the crucial issue of Global Warming, which threatens significantly our entire lives.
WWF Australia says that if the greenhouse gas reduction achieved during last year's Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be the equivalent of taking 48,616 cars of the road for the same length of time.
EARTH DAY(27 April) or EARTH HOUR(29 March), Should BE Everyday. RE-EDUCATE YOURSELF TO ADDRESS A CHALLENGE AS GLOBAL AS OUR PLANET. SNAP OUT & GO GREEN!Here are 5 steps ONE can take to Help Protect Earth:
- Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs produce, as much air as regular incandescent light bulbs but ,last ten times as long, and use just a quarter of the energy.
- Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them. This not only helps the Planet, but will save money on electric bills.
- Reduce what you consume, Re-use what you use, and Recycle the rest.Producing new products from recycled materials saves 70 to 90 % of the energy and pollution that would result-- if the product came from non-recycled materials. You can save a good-sized tree by recycling a stack of newspapers only 4 feet
- Turn your heat down 2 degrees in the winter and your air conditioning up 2 degrees in the summer. This simple step could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
- Cut down on the number of miles you drive each day by carpooling, walking, biking, or taking public transportation. Driving just 10 miles less each week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year!