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.
Its summertime, which means many of you will be (or already have been!) hitting the road and travelling to destinations afar! Before heading off, take a moment to think about your home’s energy consumption. Just because you aren’t around, your home is still using energy and you’re still paying the bills. Fortunately, there are many small preventative measures you can take to conserve energy while you are away: Continue reading