SWAPpresents Inconvenient Truth

Published on Thu, Nov 22, 2007
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SWAP presents Inconvenient Truth

Blaine high school’s Students With A Purpose group (SWAP) are sponsoring a free showing of the Oscar-winning environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” by Nobel Prize winner and past presidential candidate Al Gore.

The film is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., November 28 at the Blaine performing arts center (PAC).

10 (non)inconvenient green tips
The following is a list of 10 easy ways to reduce your impact.

Change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take metro transit more often. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don’t drive!

Recycle more
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3 percent.

Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low-flow showerhead (350 pounds of CO2 saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds saved per year.)

Avoid products with excessive packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10 percent.

Adjust your thermostat
Moving your thermostat down just two degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb on tone of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Turn off electronic devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player; stereo, and computer when you’re not using them will save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Be a part of the solution
Learn more and get active at ClimateCrisis.net.