Exchanging ideas on simple things we can do to help save some energy, or do ourselves a favour.
Attaching a signature one liner at the bottom of an email. Here’s one we’ve all seen:
PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE PRINTING THIS EMAIL
This of course has been floating in the ether for some time now, pertaining to emails directly but how much effect has a simple line like this had?
Might have saved a tree or two.
A gallon of gas or two.
An ink cartridge or two.
A bit of plastic etc etc
So along these lines – what else?
IT TAKES 7 LITERS OF WATER TO MAKE A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE – WHY NOT RE-FILL?
Then pop it on the bottom of the email.
Maybe one person re-fills that day and saves 7 liters of water.
REPLACING FISH WITH PLASTIC – TODAY THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 46,000 PIECES OF PLASTIC IN EVERY SQUARE MILE OF OCEAN.
‘As the world’s population climbs from 6.8 billion today to nine billion by mid-century, energy demand will rise by around 50 per cent’
So perhaps we need to reduce energy use a little?
In one or two generations we have learned to take an awful lot for granted. Behind all that button pressing – energy is being used! It’s amazing how bright the room is at night even after the lights have been turned off.
BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN PERCENT OF ENERGY IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IS USED AT NIGHT – ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON STANDBY
These days marketing and advertising leads us to believe that ‘SHINY IS CLEAN’
I’m not sure I’d spray chemical cleaners on my sandwich in the afternoon, but I spray it on the countertop I make my sandwiches on…
SHINY CHEMICALLY ENHANCED COUNTERTOP ON TOAST – DELICIOUS!
Even if you only have some facts and figures and no one liner – send them in.
Maybe someone else will come up with the one liner?
Let’s see where this one goes.
Any suggestions – please post to the comments below.
Of course if all else fails we always have the following:
Jesus is coming – look busy!