I find it irresistible not to at least take a moment to wonder aloud what Galileo is doing tonight. My hope would be that the great man is resting in peace and that his head is NOT spinning in his grave.
Recycled Paper Products -- One ton of recycled paper uses 17 fewer trees and 67% less energy than nonrecycled paper.
The cost in fuel and CO2 for one bill is tiny, but it adds up. By one estimate, if each US household viewed and paid its bills online, we would save more than 29 trillion BTUs of energy and reduce 1.7 billion pounds of waste a year.
The sources of the eco-labels showing up on so many products can be either governmental or private. Neither is a guarantee of authenticity. Here is a rundown of some of the most common:
Energy Star - Reliability: Excellent
IT USED TO SEEM THAT IF YOU DIDN'T VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, IT WASN'T THE END OF THE WORLD. NOW, IT JUST MIGHT BE.
Without governments committed to protecting the planet, there's only so much we as individuals can do. What we need are (drum roll) ... elected representatives! Hey! It worked wonders for civil rights.
FEEL A TWINGE OF GUILT EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE SOLO?
IT'S EASY TO GIVE YOUR CONSCIENCE AND THE PLANET A BREAK.
SHARE YOUR RIDE.
The average commuter burns 340 gallons of gas a year, creating a 3.4-ton cloud of CO2.
URBAN CENTERS ARE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SOURCES OF UNTAPPED ENERGY SAVINGS
Many of the best policies for minimizing car use in cities can also make them into healthier, more pleasant places to live and work.