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November 2006



Watch An Inconvenient Truth (Edited With Tips!)

Now you don’t have an excuse. It’s free online!

An Inconvenient Truth

This is the movie Al Gore made about global warming. There are some very surprising statistics in it that you may not know about. After watching the movie, I am much more conscious about recycling and the environment.

Here are some easy tips to help the environment that anyone can do easily:

If your electronics are plugged into a power strip, try turning it off when not in use since electronics in “standby” mode still use a small amount of energy.

Unplug any chargers and battery docks that are connected to the outlet but you are not using anymore. (I need to do that!)

Replace incandescent and halogen bulbs with a compact flourescent light (CFL). These are initially more expensive but actually save you money in the long run and are so much more environmentally friendly! So next time look for these when you are shopping for new light bulbs.

When buying appliances, look for the EPA’s Energy Star Label. These will also save you money in the long run!

I know it doesn’t seem like much but if everyone did it, it does make a difference! If you make these things a habit, you could end up influencing others or even your future kids to practice environmentally friendly habits. I will have to admit I’m not a super green/environmentally friendly person or anything but I think these small acts are not that much work to do and if it helps Earth…why not!


Comment from suki
Posted: November 21, 2006 at 12:39 am

Good to know! I haven’t seen the movie in theatres or been able to peruse the book, so yay for free things online!

Comment from Eng Aun
Posted: November 21, 2006 at 7:13 am

Using lower-wattage lighting will reduce light pollution as well… This kind of pollution is a real headache for astronomers. As for the movie, my University got a screening but I didn’t go… It’s so expensive!

Btw, I’m Eng Aun :)

Comment from mouse
Posted: November 28, 2006 at 6:34 pm

yup yup thats why my fridge is an energy star fridge!