Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Green Tips For The Truly Lazy

Read this today out of Manhattan and found it informative. Aimed at NY'ers this information is indeed applicable to anywhere.

The Bloomberg administration has launched the GreeNYC campaign, encouraging Gothamites to make 10 changes in our daily lives that will reduce the city's carbon footprint (the amount of climate-disrupting carbon dioxide the city's population as a whole adds to the atmosphere):

1. Switch to ENERGY STAR® qualified Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
2. Buy ENERGY STAR® appliances.
3. Don’t air condition an empty room
4. Unplug chargers and appliances when not in use.
5. Switch to a green energy provider.
6. Walk or take public transportation.
7. Recycle your glass, metal, paper and plastic.
8. Bring your own cloth bag to the grocery store.
9. Use green cleaning products.
10. Switch to paperless bank statements and online bill paying.

These changes really will have a huge impact on cutting oil consumption, reducing energy use, increasing the clean power infrastructure, and cutting several kinds of serious environmental pollution if a significant percentage of city residents take them up. (See the GreeNYC web site for more on how these steps can make a big impact.)

http://www.worldchanging.com - source

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