The electricity we use in our homes accounts for as much
as 21 percent of global warming pollution.
To cut these numbers significantly each of us can make some easy and inexpensive changes
Each Of Us Can Make A Difference
Become a Global Warming Warrior and help to Save The Planet
Here are some things
Global Warming Warriors
are already doing to conserve energy.
Andrea knows that itís simple to exchange regular
incandescent light bulbs for Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs).
Her Mom argued that they cost more money and donít give off the same quality
of light. Andrea said, ďMom, chill the planet down! These bulbs last 10
times longer and use a fraction of the electricity. Youíll get your money
back, and help save the planet. Yeah, the light might be different but
donít you think itís worth it?Ē
Andrea convinced her parents to change all the outside, basements and hall lights. How many can you change?
|Darron and his Dad have checked both of their toilets for leaks. They read that a leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water a day. With his Dadís help Darron put a little red food coloring into the back of both of their toilet tanks. Then they waited for 15 minutes to see if without flushing the color appears in the bowl. If that had happened they would have known they had a leaky toilet. Together they learned that both of their toilets were leak free. If there had been a leak Darronís Dad would have called the plumber to stop it. This would save on both the use of water and on their water bill. You could do this test too.|
Turn off the
Maria has shared this idea with her mother. They realized that gallons of
water are wasted daily while people wash dishes, clean vegetables, shave and
brush their teeth. Mariaís family has discovered there are many different
ways they can conserve on water.
How could you conserve on water?
Maria has learned to conserve is to only request a
glass of water in a
if she plans to drink it. In a restaurant each glass of water that is
brought to your table requires another two glasses of water to wash and
rinse that one glass. Maria was shocked to read that approximately 70
million meals are served each day in U.S. restaurants. If one out of every
four patrons declined their glass of water, that would save millions of
gallons of water per day.
Only accept a glass of water in a restaurant if you will drink it.
Molly helps both of her parents
remember to go the speed limit while
She learned that in
highway travel, going as little as 5 mph over the speed limit can result in
a 6 percent loss of fuel economy. Mollyís parents both like fighting global
warming and saving money on gasoline at the very same time.
Do you have an eagle eye when it comes to your family Ďs speedometer.
Alex was on the Internet
and learned that when his mother is picking him up after karate class she
should keep her car running. Don't keep your car in
idle. If you are stopping for more than ten seconds and itís
safe, turn off the engine. Making this small change will save on global
has figured out how to combine her car trips.
She waits to run her errands all at the same time instead of making separate
trips. If she can cut
20 miles out of her schedule each week she can reduce her global warming
pollution by more than 1,200 pounds a year. This is also saving additional
money on gasoline.
Can you change your schedule to help your mom combine her errands?
|Benís mother was
interested to learn that she could save on global warming pollution if
she used the energy saver cycle on her dishwasher.
She has been trying to save the planet for years by reminding the rest of
her family to only run it when itís full.
Are you on board with this energy saving action?
All the Global Warming Warriors are working very hard to
remember to always turn off lights when leaving the
of them convinced their parents to replace at least three regular light
light bulbs (CFLs). Toddís Dad was very impressed when he learned that a
CFL uses 75 percent less energy and lasts up to 10 times longer. Toddís Dad
just loves saving money while saving the planet.
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