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What We'll Do Against Global Warming

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#1 Nick (6 Engineering Ltd)

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:51 AM

What are you going to do to help combat global warming? Personally and professionally.
Here's a start. This is what I'm going to do. Enough talk. Time for action.
I'm going to switch more lights off when I don't need them on. Drive a little slower and get more mpg from my car. Recycle more.
What is everyone else going to do?

I look forward to your replies!

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:44 PM

There are actually some more things you can do with your home to conserve
electricity. I converted most of my incandescent light bulbs to fluorescent,
going from 60 watts to less than 10 watts per bulb, with no loss in light output.
They make a fluorescent that is the same shape as a regular light bulb, so you
can't tell in a lot of cases that there is any difference.

Another good idea is to re-seal the window and door frames on the house. My
house is almost 20 years old, and there was a lot of cracking at the frames, so
I used 3-4 tubes of caulk to re-seal them.

I've also been re-insulating the attic. That's a tough job, but I think it will be
worth it in the end. The U.S. uses R-values to describe insulation, and my attic
will be between R-40 and R-60 when I finish (the normal amount is R-30). I'm
also putting down flooring to increase storage space and access.

The local power company increased the rates from $0.075 per kWh to $0.090
during the time I've made these changes, and my electric bills haven't really
changed. (We actually have very cheap electricity compared to most of the U.S.)

#3 lewislee19


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:03 PM

Recycle bottles, cans, paper products, and anything that has the recycle label. It is so much better to cut back on waste.

I wish they recycled medicine bottles from the pharmacy. The bottles are already made, all they need is sterilization and reissue. Billions of bottles get thrown away that could be reused.

Don't use any aerosol products. Lower the temperature so you burn less fuel to heat the house. Turn off lights that are not being used. Turn off the computer and accessories when not in use. Switch out regular light bulbs for fluorescent -- they burn at a lower wattage but give more light and use less energy.

#4 manchester


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:42 AM

I bike to work
I don't smoke ..
And I will join any greenpeace acts against pulp company..!

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:44 PM

There are the three R's of being environmentally responsible: Reduce, reuse, and recycle. I think that the least effective of the three is the one that seems to get the most attention (recycling). The most effective is to reduce (consumption), and that seems to be the least palatable. Practice reduce and recycle more to be truly environmentally responsible. But let's face it, we can only reduce to a point before it starts to hurt. Well then reuse. I can't tell you how many perfectly good products I've seen in trash cans. I've never been above fishing an item from the trash to put to good purpose (my own use). Don't you be either. It's fun, it's environmentally sound, and it'll save you money. Just don't take it too far and look for gifts for close friends and relatives.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:58 AM

I am doing plenty of thing in our office only for global warming..We recycle every bit of paper...Seriously every paper is been recycle for many things.. At home yes we do switch off lights and use electricity very carefully..About cars, I try my best to get my car pollution-less...

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