this is the way...push the small circle for a small amount of water
and the bigger for the other bussiness.You find this feature in almost every bathroom here in Germany in almost all the ewer public places ..Airports, restaurants,cafes and in many private households. Hope this idea catches on...it is simple enough
the different departments are for glass plastic and paper and the rest garbage..they are everywhere on every train station and in airports.
This spells a huge relief for the sanitation workers, the landfills...the recycling centers
They are holding this contest to reward business leaders for starting or running socially responsible companies. This seems to be a growing trend, and a colleague of mine who works at a non-profit sent it to me.
Here is the link: http://www.svn.org/imaginewhatsnext
I live in the city and walk most places I need to go.
Unfortunately, I have moved from Washington, DC where there was fabulous Public Transport to Philadelphia, yet I still use PT as much as possible.
I have owned a fuel efficient car for the past 30 years (Honda Civic and VWs), when I owned a car.
I recycle as much as is possible (hard in Philly).
I made the switch to CFLs.
I worked for two years as the Sierra Club's Mackinac Chapter Legal Chair.
I put a deposit on a Smart.
I joined Philadelphia Car Share.
I plan on getting a new energy efficient AC system in the autumn.
I also plan on buying an instant on water heater when this one dies.
In general, I try to be as earth friendly as is possible and work at raising others enviromental awareness. I need to start on my wife who has her own house, drives an SUV and works away from home.
that's a lot of ideas. what i do - at least, off the top of my head:
1. got my dad to change all the bulbs to low energy ones.
2. got my parents to install low energy appliances for the new house - ceiling fans, fridges, washing machine
3. wash only full loads
4. dry clothes outside as much as possible
5. turn off electrical appliances (at the wall) and lights when not in use
6. recycle as many things as i can
7. my mother composts most of the kitchen waste
8. carry a bag to go shopping and try to refuse as many bags as possible
9. combine shopping trips to conserve fuel and practice fuel-saving driving habits
10. carpool with my dad once a week if our work schedules permit
11. work from home once a week if schedule permits
12. reduce use of cleaning chemicals
13. repair items instead of throwing away and buying new (clothes, furniture, car, etc.) and re-heel shoes to extend life
14. buy vintage jewelry instead of new
15. for non-official printing, use the reverse side of discarded printouts, and print double-sided whenever possible, and use the lowest ink setting that is appropriate
16. work as an environmental professional
17. support environmental organisations as member and with financial contributions
18. cutting down on meat consumption
19. try to rent books instead of buying when i can
20. use a solar heater to provide hot water
21. do most of my banking and bill payments online and opt out of receiving paper statements
22. bring handkerchief instead of tissue paper
23. re-use old t-shirts as kitchen rags instead of buying kitchen cloths
24. gradually changed all AA and AAA batteries in the house to rechargeables
25. grow some vegetables, and buy organic and locally-farmed eggs and vegetables
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oh yes, i also
26. opt for brands with less packaging, sometimes even if it costs slightly more, when i have several options and don't really mind which one i buy; also try to buy the biggest size of things that i will use anyway - like shampoo and toothpaste
27. never buy mineral water or drinking water - i fill a reusable sports water bottle at home and bring that instead
28. sometimes i write to companies and to the newspaper about current environmental issues
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What are you doing on the 4th of July?
We're building a human chain to fight against Global Warming.
We are lining up on the following Interstates
I-5,I-15, I-25, I-35, I-55, I-75, I-95, I-90, I-94, I-80, I-40, and I-10.
Don't let big businesses fool you. This is AMERICA and one thing we do well is INVENT things.
There are numerous energy saving and pollution saving ideas available that could be put in to place RIGHT NOW. Businesses are stalling and we're not going to take it anymore.
So now that we know "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR", we're heading to the highways to say BRING BACK The Electric Car, and comply with California's Zero Emissions Mandate of 1990!!
Just think, things could've changed almost 10 years ago.
It doesn't take that long to change. When your boss says from now on if you're five minutes late from lunch you'll be written up, what happens? CHANGE that's what.
SO everybody warm up your "Electric Slide" skills and "head on down the highway"
for more info:
I am trying to get the word out!
Conservationist in Wyoming need all the help we can get and we need it FAST. Since wolves were de-listed from the ESA, Wyoming has implemented a wildlife management plan for the state that declared wolves trophy animals outside of Yellowstone National Park. This means that wolves can effectively be shot on site at any time. No licenses are required. No Conservation Stamps Purchased. No Hunting Season required. You see them you can shoot them. Nature lovers in this state have been battling the wolf issue against ranchers since wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in the mid 90's. Now that our state can manage the problem the strong agricultural lobby in this state has finally gotten their way and wolves will almost certainly be eliminated from all areas outside YNP unless swift action is taken. I encourage you to please call the governors' office in Wyoming. Our governor is Dave Fruedenthal and his phone number is 307.777.7434. His web site is:
Another place you can air your complaints is with the Wyoming Fish and Wildlife Service. If you want to read the wolf management plan so you can see just how crazy it is here is the link: http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/WolfFinal2007WyomingGrayWolfManagementPlan.pdf[/url]
The game and fish web site is:
Thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time to get your opinion heard. Right now the governor has been getting a lot of flack for the wolf program on one side and lots of praise from the ranching industry. We are at a tipping point and every call could make a real difference for the fate of wolves in this state.
Protect an irreplaceable yet unmanaged forest reserve from destruction
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Target: President Ollanta Humala
Goal: Save the rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon, and the countless species they protect, from destruction at the hands of palm oil companies.
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