|Do's and Don'ts Around the Home
What you don't know can hurt the environment. (more)
Each year, commercial
fishing worldwide wastes more than 16 billion pounds of fish and
kills hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, marine mammals and seabirds.
Home energy-efficiency improvements will not only help you achieve monthly savings, they will improve your home's comfort and value.
With rising fuel prices and climate change being hot topics worldwide, Floridians are looking at alternative ways to generate cost-effective, environmentally responsible electricity.
Floridians may not experience cold winter weather like in other parts of the country, but when the temperature does drop, it’s important that your home is ready.
Being smart about energy use is critical to our state's long-term energy future.
energy more efficiently and moving to renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal,
and bioenergy) would significantly reduce our emissions of heat-trapping
The United States currently produces 70 percent of its electricity from
fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil, but only two percent from
renewable sources. Since the burning of fossil fuels releases
large amounts of carbon dioxide—the leading cause of global warming—but
renewable energy does not, increasing the share of our electricity generated
from renewable resources is one of the most effective ways to reduce global
Cars and trucks are another significant source (25 percent) of U.S. carbon
dioxide emissions. A serious effort to address global warming must therefore
reduce emissions from cars and trucks. Many technologies already exist that
can do this, while also creating new jobs in the U.S. automotive sector
and other industries throughout the country. In addition, American consumers
would save billions of dollars on gasoline, and we would reduce our dependence
on foreign oil.
By putting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and vehicle
technology solutions in place at the federal level, we can reduce
our contribution to global warming while creating a stronger, healthier,
and more secure nation. (more)
label Patagonia is collecting used clothing (regardless of brand)
made from Polartec and Capilene to melt and make into new fabric
and clothes. (Some of that fleece is especially virtuous, starting
out as fabric made from recycled plastic.) The company estimates
that making polyester fiber out of recycled garments, compared
with using new polyester, will result in a 76% energy savings and
reduce greenhouse gases 71%. To shear your own fleece, visit (more)
An acre of forest is cut every second world wide. Every
continent is being deforested except for Antarctica.
In Europe the forest were cut back so long ago that scientists
that look at paintings to see what kind of trees grew there. Only
1/5 of the world's frontier forests remain intact. (more)