jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

ECCC: 1000 Maneras de Salvar la Tierra



Avoid big box store


In wealthy countries today, consumers travel by car to do their shopping in big box stores built on the edges of urban areas. They store their food in freezers, which use more energy because products are sold in overpackaged portions. This system gives large retail organizations a high degree of control, which they use to force down farm prices or to import products from countries where labor is cheap and environmental legislation almost nonexistent.


Shop closer to home. Every new supermarket that opens causes hundreds of jobs to be lost. Pollution and congestion would be a fraction of what they are now if consumers frequented their local shops.



lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

ECCC: 1000 Maneras de Salvar la Tierra

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Switch off lights you don´t need

Greenhouse gases are naturally present in the atmosphere and maintain temperatures on Earth that are favorable to life. Too much greenhouse effect, however, leads to warming of the global climate. In the space of a century, world energy demand-used for electricity, heating, and transportation, for example-has increased twentyfold. If current trends continue unabated, the word´s energy consumption will double by 2030 Most of this energy comes from oil, gas, and coal, which produce greenhouse gases.

Make a point of switching off lights that do not need to be on, especially when you leave a room, and try to use daylight instead wherever possible. The less that electricity is used, the less energy is needed, the less energy is used, the less energy is needed, and therefore less greenhouse gas is pumped into the atmosphere.


martes, 21 de enero de 2014

ECCC: 1000 Maneras de Salvar la Tierra



Use the refrigerator properly Refrigerators and freezers require large amounts of energy to chill foods. However, with a little care you can avoid waste without losing any of the benefits of this essential everyday comfort. Perhaps the greatest impact on energy use of a refrigerator is the temperature of the room it is in. A 10°F decrease in the ambient room temperature can decrease energy use by 40%. Do not place your refrigerator or freezer near a heat source, such as an oven, a microwave placed on the appliance, a heater or radiator, or a south-facing window. Also, take care not to place hot dishes in the refrigerator, or to overfill it. Make sure the door closes tightly- it the seal loosens at all, the cool air will escape, wasting energy. And if you hear the compressor come on a lot you may have a leak.


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lunes, 20 de enero de 2014

ECCC: 1000 Formas de Salvar la Tierra


Invest in socially responsible companies

Socially Responsible investing (SRI) not only looks at the bottom line, but also at the environmental and social impact of where your money goes, SRI seeks out companies that demonstrate that they have obligations toward the environment and society, and not just to the consumer; companies that develop collaborative relationships with employees and investors; and investors; and finally, businesses that are honest and transparent in their reporting processes. Such investments support projects that encourage social integration and job creation, as well as initiatives in areas such as ecology, renewable energy, fair and organic farming and food.

Make ethical investments. Show businesses that there is more to the bottom line-that improving the conditions of the planet and our societies is just as important as making a profit.

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martes, 14 de enero de 2014

ECCC: Mil Maneras de Salvar la Tierra



Recycle your cellular phone

Americans throw out more than 125 million cellular phones each year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste that is laced with toxic components like lead and mercury. On average, cellular phones in the United States are discarded and replaced with newer models after only 12 months, In developing nations, cellular phones help people in areas that lack reliable landlines.

Your cellular phone can have a second life. Many charities collect old phones, refurbish them, and send them to people in need. You can resell a newer phone on eBay. And be sure to check with the manufacturer of your phone-they may a take-back program that will recycle it properly.



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martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013

ECCC: 1000 Maneras de Salvar la Tierra




Switch off lights you don´t need.

 

Greenhouse gases are naturally present in the atmosphere and mantain temperatures on Earth that are favorable to life.  Too much greenhouse effect, however, leads to warming of the global climate. In a century, world energy demand (used electricity, heating, and transportation, for example) has increased twenty fold.  If current trends continue unabated, the world´s energy consumption willdouble by 2030. 

 

Most of this energy comes from oil, gas, and coal, which produce greenhouse gases.

 

Make a point of switching off lights that do not need to be on, especially when you leave a room, and try to use daylight instead wherever possible.  The less electricity is used, the less energy is needed, and therefore less greenhouse gas is pumped into the atmosphere.

 

 

sábado, 14 de diciembre de 2013

1000: Maneras de Salvar la Tierra



Act to preserve the environment without waiting for someone else to do it first.

It is easy to think that one small, damaging action does not endanger the earth´s future. 
In practice, however, such actions are never isolated events! t is the repetition and accumulation of all these small acts that take on dramatic proportions. In the same way, a small, insolated gesture to preserve the environment wil not improve matters on its own. It is all the simple gestures, repeated every day bye millions of people, that will have a significant effect when added together. If the majority adopts them as a new way of life, they will contribute to preserving the planet and its riches for future generations.

Do not way for your neighbor to act. Make the first move. He or she is probably waiting for you to take the first step.