Re: using humor to change environmental behavior
2008-10-15 10:17:13 UTC
not being close enough to washington to go to the presentation, where can we get the videos about using humor to change environmental behavior??
Fw: Fostering Sustainable Behavior Digest #891
2008-07-02 15:20:13 UTC
the forms of mercury in fish and in CFLs are two different forms. Fish have methylmercury, an organic form which can accumulate in organisms, magnifies up the food chain and pass through the placental barrier. The CFLs have mercury vapor, which isn't as bad. Also, I have heard that Home Depot is starting a CFL recycling program.
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Re: academic programs in sustainability
2007-06-25 10:58:35 UTC
the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is just launching a program that includes sustainability. Here is the link for the announcement. http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr07/institute040207.html
"...if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, so, too, do we have the capacity to protect it..." - the Dalai Lama
"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein
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Re: recent climate education questions
2007-06-21 11:16:19 UTC
this may be useful re: the climate change education discussion..just out from our Office of Atmospheric Programs. also a link for help through the state/local clean energy environment program. EPA Fact Sheets Give Tips on What You Can Do to Reduce GHG Emissions Individuals release greenhouse gases as a result of activities such as using energy to drive, using electricity to light and heat homes, and through other everyday actions. EPAs four new fact sheets on What You Can Do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are intended for individuals at home, at the office, on the road, and at school. The fact sheets can be used by state and local governments to educate their citizens about reducing greenhouse gases. These engaging fact sheets provide over 25 easy steps individuals can take to not only to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but also reduce air pollution, increase the nations energy independence, and save money. The fact sheets feature a variety of ways to reduce greenhouse gases, including:
- What You Can Do: At Home recommends changing the five most frequently used light fixtures to ENERGY STAR qualified options, resulting in a savings of about $60 a year on energy bills.
- What You Can Do: At the Office suggests ways for individuals to better manage the energy use of their office equipment. For example, consider using a power strip that can be turned off when youre done using your computers, printers, wireless routers, and other electronics.
- What You Can Do: On the Road gives information about buying smart. Before buying a new or used vehicle (or even renting), look at the fuel economy and emissions of different vehicles.
- What You Can Do: At School proposes that students, teachers, and administrators power down classrooms by turning off computers, lights, and other devices that use energy when no one is in the classroom. You may find these sheets, and see other tips, by going to the 'What You Can Do" page at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html. Printable versions are also available at the URLs below: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/downloads/ClimateChange-Road.pdf http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/downloads/ClimateChange-Office.pdf http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/downloads/ClimateChange-School.pdf http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/downloads/ClimateChange-Home.pdf Anyone may print and give out these materials to raise awareness about "What You Can Do." ******* State and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective clean energy and environmental strategies that help further environmental and clean energy goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/stateandlocal.
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