Saturday, April 10, 2010

10 Ways To Promote Covservation in Your Daily Life

I received this list from the World Wildlife fund when I donated to them and though it was a pretty good list to share with everyone.

1. Don't buy furniture or decking made of tropical hardwood (like mahogany) unless it has a Forest Stewardship Council label. The FSC label guarantees that the manufacturer abides by established environmental standards for sustainable and well-managed forests.

2. When possible, choose and electric company that does not produce power from polluting sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission.

3. Replace standard light bulbs with energy- efficient fluorescent. (This reduces emissions by 500 lbs per year per light bulb.)

4. Install low-flow shower heads that use less water (This reduces emissions by up to 300 lbs per year.)

5. Plant local species of trees.

6. Buy only those seafood products that have the Marine Stewardship council label. The MSC label guarantees that the manufacturer standards for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

7. Avoid air fresheners and other perfumed products. Freshen your air by opening windows or using baking soda, cedar blocks or dried flowers.

8. Buy organic cotton clothing, fruits and vegetables and other goods to reduce the use of toxic chemicals.

9. Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket. (This reduces emissions by up to 1000 lbs per year.)

10. Buy a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon. (This reduces carbon dioxide by 2500 lbs per year, compared to a car that gets 10 mpg less.)


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