Solar Generation and members of the local community install a 2.5kw wind turbine at Prathiu primary school.
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I added a little sign on my bike: "Climate is changing - how
It gets people thinking - gosh, this girl is riding her bike, I
could do that too.
Granted,in a bike city, it's easier done, but the point is still
made prettywell: to counter climate change we have to change our
Yesterday,Greenpeace Netherlands delivered 20 tons of coal to
Amsterdamheadquarters of the energy company Nuon. It was a "return
to sender"message, saying "hey, coal is a dirty business, because
burning it willcontribute to climate change, and you guys want to
build five newcoal-fired power plants here in the Netherlands!"
Wedisplayed a banner saying "Help Ons Klimaat - Niet Naar De
Kolen!"("Help Our Climate - Don't 'Coal' It Up!"). Twenty tons of
coalis a REALLY big pile of coal, so we were arrested for partly
blockingthe entrance to Nuon.
Here are the things I'm doing:
* When oil prices are on the run, driving is no more fun
* When I drive for pleasure, I always think about Mother
* I take the bus to avoid all the fuss
* I dry my clothes outdoors and indoors and I shove the dryer
out the door
* I don't turn the lights on if I'm moving on
* Thinking green should be my business because being green is
* When I drive one less mile, I end the day with a big smile
That's all folks! Sorry for using only one-liners in my
[Editor's note: Eating food grown closer to home reduces your
climatefootprint, and it doesn't get any closer to home than a home
I'mhouse sitting for two months. First thing I did when I moved
inwas unplug everything - the microwave, TV, DVD player, stereo,
etc. Allthat stuff was on "standby", sucking up electricity without
doinganything. Next, I checked all the lights for energy
wasting(incandescent) lightbulbs. :)
Mylast hot water heater was 16 years old, and was really not
working well(I never really looked forward to a supposed 'hot'
shower in themorning that in reality ran hot and cold all the
time!). It was alsoincredibly inefficient, wasting lots of energy.
When I went to replaceit I asked my local gasfitter which model was
the most efficient, andhe recommended a high-efficiency condensing
boiler system. Then Ichecked with a friend who's knowledgeable on
energy efficiency, and hesaid that it was a sound investment.
The model I wanted costextra up front, but it'll pay for itself
in savings on my gas bill andnow when I take a shower it's constant
hot water. And I cut mygreenhouse gas emissions too.
Someday, I'll have a passive solarheater on the roof, which will
work with the new heater to cut down onmy gas use even more. I
already buy green electricity (from windpower), and now that I'll
be using less natural gas to heat my houseand hot water, that will
be a further reduction of my carbon footprint.
Idon't have a car. I don't even have a license. Even my dog is a
big fanof public transportation. He loves trams and trains.
That and I'm an energy efficient vegan with a dawning CFL
ActuallyI have a funny story for you. I went and had a talk to
my locallightbulb seller. She runs a little hardware story near my
Iasked her if she new about coloured compact florescent
lightbulbs, andshe told me they do not exist! Of course they do
exist and I toldher this - she was interested because coloured
lightbulbs are verypopular in our area. (I happen to live in the
"red light" district inHamburg, so this makes a lot of sense.)
In the end, she was notcompletely convinced about how important
it is - even though I told herthat CFLs are up to five times more
efficient than regularlightbulbs. But we had a good conversation
and she promised tolook more into it.
Alongwith a couple of other guys, I'm in charge of organizing
the firstsustainable concert in Spain : P Well, I don't think we
willactually manage to make it sustainable but we will provide
about 50percent of the necessary energy with solar batteries.
Currently I'm bullying my dad into installing double
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