101 Ways To Help Save The Planet

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justlukeyou
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101 Ways To Help Save The Planet

Yes there will be drawbacks to all of them but I think it would be interesting to see lots of ideas on how to help save the planet.

1. Rich governments of the world should buy up rain forests from the likes of Brazil and Indonesia and protect them from illegal and excessive logging.

Matt Whitlock
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I love this thread, "going

I love this thread, "going green" is a huge topic right now.

#2. Install a programmable thermostat in your home that can throttle up/down heating and air conditioning depending on the time of day. No need to chill the house to refrigerator temps on a hot summer day if no one is around to enjoy it.

gulmer
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Change your incandescent

Change your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps(and make sure you recycle these lamps at a hazardous waste site-they contain mercury-some manufactures of these are trying to reduce the mercury contents).A compact fluorescent will last an average of 10-13 times longer than a standard bulb and use 1/4 the energy.LED's are another choice.

LED's don't waste a lot of energy putting out heat.  They provide directed light, so less light is wasted.  They use two to ten watts of electricity depending on the bulb, and last up to 60,000 hours.

Drive less, and look into alternative energy vehicles like electric, biodiesel(get an old Merc.,mid-80's,that runs on diesel).

Check out this web site:http://www.coopamerica.org/pubs/green...   for more information on going green to save the planet.The ideas are endless. 

Larry Dillon
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I switched all of my

I switched all of my incandesent lamps last year and I have noticed a real change in the energy I consume.  Innocent

 

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