Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The Ten Commitments

... to stop climate change ...

First. Change your bulbs. A fluorescent bulb cuts down emissions about 400 kilos of CO2 a year.

Second. Drive less your car. Walk, pedal, share your car or use the bus. You'll save 1.5 kilos of CO2 per 5 kms without driving.

Third. Recycle more. You'll cut down 1000 kilos of CO2 recycling half of your rabbish.

Fourth. You'll check your tires. A good pressure cuts down the fuel consumption. Keep in mind that every litre of fuel releases 2.5 kilos of CO2.

Fifth. You'll cut down the consumption of warm water. If you have a low pressure shower, you'll avoid to release 3 tons of CO2 per year and to do the washing with cold water 225 kilos.

Sixth. You'll avoid to buy things with a lot of wrapping. Reducing 10% your rabbish will avoid the emission of 545 kilos of CO2 per year.

Seventh. You'll regulate the thermostat. 2ºC less in winter, 2ºC more in summer and you'll save 900 kilos of CO2 per year.

Eigth. You'll plant a tree. You'll get captured 1000 kilos of CO2.

Nineth. You'll switch off all your electric appliances which are not in use. TV, PC, DVD and Hi-Fi devices suppose the emission of several thousands of kilos of CO2 per year.

Tenth. You'll become part of the solution setting an example.

P.S. Thanks Paqui.

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