Friday, 5 June 2009

Your Planet Needs You

Today is World Environment Day, the UN started the day in 1972 and since awareness about the day and our impact on the planet has continued to grow.  This year they are stimulating awareness of climate change and the need for action.  In our private lives and in work there are many simple things we can all do to cut our energy use, here are a few energy saving tips:

  • When making a hot drink only fill the kettle for the amount of water you need, and use the water straight away, boiling the same water over and over again wastes a lot of energy, and money.
  • Turn down the thermostat by 1 degree to cut up to 8% off you heating bill.
  • When you need new white goods like a washing machine or fridge freezer, choose ones with at least an A rating.  The purchasing cost will be paid back over the life of the product.
  • Change your light bulbs to energy saving bulbs.  They are so cheap these days and you save money as well.
  • For journeys less than 2 miles, make a smart choice and walk, use a bike, jump on public transport and if these are not possible for health reasons - car share.  It goes without saying the alternatives to the car are great for your health, I was at my fittest and thinnest when I walked to and from the bus stop each work day.  Plus, pollutants inside a car are at least 3 times worse than levels on the pavement next to the road.
  • Swtich off items on stand-by and unplug charged electrical goods.
What am I going to do?  Tomorrow I'm spending the day in Chester and I'm going by train.

But if you only do one thing... switch off your SuperLambBanana...

The statues nose has been cropped off by blogger, if you have any tips to stop this from happening, let me know. 

I did say this blog would be about crafts and it will be, I suppose this comes under the banner of other things going on in my life and what I'm interested in.

Until next time.


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