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JesusLopezViejo
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Tips on Saving Energy, the World and your Money! Reply with quote
Although most of us may not agree on the causes of global warming, it doesn't mean we disagree that it is harmful to the Earth in which we live. There are things we all can do, simple things, that will make our lives and those around us, healthier, happier and even save us money around the table.

I have compiled a list of suggestions I found, that can help us keep the world in which we live, cleaner for everyone.

Ask not what the world can do for YOU, but what YOU can do for YOUR world. After all, this is YOUR world.

So, all I ask, is that you have some time, read through this list and perhaps something will catch your eye. You may say to yourself, "Hey, that is simple enough, and it will save me money while helping the world be a cleaner place to live.".

This is what I hope for.

Simple Tips:

1. Recycling.

Cans, bottles, jars, plastics and newspapers. Check with your town when recyclables are picked up. All it takes is having two different garbage cans on the side of your house instead of one.

2. Reduce your energy consumption.

This is a double edged sword. Not only will you save energy and reduce CO2, but IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY with no effect on your living standards.


3. Save Water.

Take showers rather than baths. Don't leave your water running when you wash dishes manually or brush your teeth.

4. Think twice before getting in your car.

For short trips around the corner, take a walk, ride your skateboard or ride a bike instead of taking your car. You AND the earth will be healthier.

5. Invest in some rechargeable batteries.

A larger percentage of batteries used, are NOT recycled. That, and it will save you money in the long run.

Related Links

Bill to Ban Regular Light Bulbs Introduced in House

Democrats Restore Funding For National Renewable Energy Lab

Democrats All of EU to switch off energy inefficient lights within three years

Democrats Top 50 Things To Do To Stop Global Warming

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth


I will add to the list as more eco-friendly tips come down the wire. Every little bit helps. Feel free to add to this thread if you have any tips of your own.
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CustomFordGirl
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Don't forget:

- cut back on toilet paper use
- recycle your newspapers
- make a compost heap
- turn off electrical appliances when not in use
- recycle grocery bags (and/or take your own)
- turn down the thermostat, air conditioner
- shorten your showers
- switch to cloth napkins and handkerchiefs
- plant trees, shrubs, and bushes on your property
- invest in solar panels

Anybody else have anything to add?
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Xerxes
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Did you read my post on Dr. Gene Mallove? That could help out with the energy problem.
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exton
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I looked at the scientific paper for the study at utah that he was all excited about. It doesn't look like a solution to energy problems at all.

At most, it raised interesting questions.
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Lester
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
CustomFordGirl wrote:
Don't forget:

- cut back on toilet paper use
- recycle your newspapers
- make a compost heap
- turn off electrical appliances when not in use
- recycle grocery bags (and/or take your own)
- turn down the thermostat, air conditioner
- shorten your showers
- switch to cloth napkins and handkerchiefs
- plant trees, shrubs, and bushes on your property
- invest in solar panels

Anybody else have anything to add?


Use eco-friendly lube.
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CustomFordGirl
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lester wrote:
Use eco-friendly lube.


I guess that would be the water-based stuff instead of silicone-based, right?

Smile
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Lester
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
CustomFordGirl wrote:
Lester wrote:
Use eco-friendly lube.


I guess that would be the water-based stuff instead of silicone-based, right?

Smile


Your the expert, I just use hemp ropes.
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exton
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
CustomFordGirl wrote:
Lester wrote:
Use eco-friendly lube.


I guess that would be the water-based stuff instead of silicone-based, right?

Smile


You mean spit?
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