Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Greenest City in the World and more...

As of now will be London. Over the next 20 years, they plan to cut their carbon emissions by 60 percent:

read more about their comprehensive plan

Al Gore demonstrates how one can convert their home to Green power:

Gore purchased 108 blocks of “green power” for at least each of the last three months, according to a summary of bills from Nashville Electric Service.

That’s a total of $432 a month spent to pay extra for solar or other renewable energy sources. NES power – outside this program - is derived largely from coal, which emits carbon, a green house gas.

The green power purchased by Gore in those three months is equivalent to recycling 2.48 million aluminum cans, or recycling 286,092 pounds of newspaper, according to comparison figures on the utility's Web site.

(Of course, you can conserve more than Mr. Gore by not driving an SUV (hybrid or not) and having an enormous home to heat)

You can easily save the environment by:
-walk or biking riding to local stores
-buying local products (save on carbon emission from trucks would otherwise need to bring in goods from other areas of the country)
-using energy saver light bulbs
-recycling bottles, cans, paper
-picking up trash, instead of just stepping over it

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