Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Save the Polar Bears

Due to global warming caused by carbon dioxide, the polar ice caps are melting. This results in less and less artic ice every year. Artic ice which polar bears need to survive. Fortunatly, there are many things you can do that can make a major positive impact on Global Climate Change:
- Plant a Tree. Trees clean tons of carbon dioxide out of the air.
- Turn your thermostat down 2 degees in the winter and up 2 degrees in the summer. Heating and cooling takes nearly half the energy we put into our homes. This simple adjustment will save tons of energy.
- Walk or bike instead of drive. Or carpool.
- Buy energy efficient appliences.
- Fly less.
- Switch to compact fluorescent lightbulbs. These lightbulbs use 60% less energy than regular lightbulbs.
- Use less hot water.
- Buy locally grown foods as they take less energy to transport. Buy fresh foods because frozen foods take more energy to produce.
- Only run your dishwasher with a full load.
- Dry your clothes on a clothesline instead of in the drier. In six months you'll have saved 700 pounds of carbon.
For more simples ideas for saving energy and going green check out:
The Green Book:The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time, by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen. This book also has blubs about what celebrities are doing to save energy.
Green Design by Buzz Poole. Shows how individual designers and coporations are going green and talks about how legos can save the world.

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