WHEN YOUR APPLIANCES AREN'T ON, THEY'RE STILL USING ELECTRICITY.
You may believe that when you turn an appliance off, it is, in fact, off. But most of your household appliances feature a clock, or a digital timer, or a remote control, or a standby mode...
I concentrate on conserving water which is my main concern in regards to the global warming crisis. I conserve by not buying bottled water, filtering my tap water, installing a water saving shower head, cutting down on showers and flushing, not using a dishwasher, and reusing water for dish washing manually.
Pop-quiz: which adds more greenhouse gasses to our atmosphere: motorized transportation or livestock? Producing 2.2 pounds of beef generates as much greenhouse gas as driving a car non-stop for 3 hours, according to a recent study. For more info on the food-climate connection, go to www.chesapeakeclimate.org.
Hundreds of you have written in with what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done and are doing to help solve the climate crisis. Thank you so much for all of your great email, and look out for it right here in our "Going Green" - blog! We're posting the best of your ideas and suggestions daily starting with this one from a friend in Serbia...You answered the call!