Sustainability has many definitions, but the most common is that sustainability “…is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Report (1987). Continue reading
The majority of us are aware of the negative environmental impacts that are associated with the vehicles we drive. The government and environmentalists alike tell us to ride our bikes, to use public transportation, to buy hybrid vehicles and don’t you dare idle! But is it us and our vehicles that are really the primary offenders? What about transportation on the much larger scale? I’m talking about transportation on the seas. Continue reading
Friends of the Earth (FOE) is UK organization that campaigns for solutions to environmental problems. Inspired by Barack Obama’s “Insulation is sexy” statement, they created the ad below. Continue reading
Electronic devices left plugged in, even when turned off, still draw power. That’s called phantom power or standby power, and it’s costing you money. It’s also costing our planet even more with wasteful carbon emissions. Plug the following electronics into a power bar with a timer or auto shut-off and make sure they are off during periods of inactivity. For example: television, home theatre system, computer, monitor, printer, scanner, rechargeable devices (MP3 players, cell phones, battery chargers etc.), game console.
By reducing this unnecessary power use, you could help save up to 15% on your electricity use.