Take a look at your home or office electricty bill, and see how many kWH (kilowatt-hours) of electricity you use on average per month. Enter that average into our Carbon Calculator and see how much carbon pollution you, your family, or your business personally cause per month and how many trees need to be planted to "clean up" the pollution from your home or office electricial usage.
Then, take simple steps to reduce your electricity usage:
--> Use a laptop instead of a desktop computer and use 1/3 the electricity ...
--> Turning off the lights even once in a while makes a difference ...
--> Purchase compact fluorescent light bulbs which use less electricity than the average bulbs.
All these steps keep more cash in your pocket and protect our future.
Have you ever thought about how your "clean clothes" may indeed be destroying your drinking water? Many laundry detergents are poisonous chemicals. After cleaning your clothes, the chemicals travel into waterways, and pollute our streams, lakes, and reservoirs. The same water which is harmful to fish and wildlife, cycles back to our own faucets as bathing and drinking water. To reduce your impact when laundering clothes, start to use eco-friendly laundry wash and eco-friendly non-chlorine bleach.
One suggestion is to read Clean House, Clean Planet to learn about safe, natural cleaning products.
In summary, you have the power to ...
* reduce your electrical bills and save money,
* reduce your impact on our world (and have clean clothes), while actively protecting our planet, and
* bring into your consciousness that even your baby steps forward are "great leaps for mankind".
Thank you for your dedication to reducing your impact on Mother Earth.
You are not alone ...
Arnold Shwarzenegger, Actor and Governor of California, says:
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
Belva Davis, Award-winning Journalist, says:
"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."