The sky is sunny and the weather is warm. This makes a change from the cold Winter weather we've been having here in London all week. I lie on the couch and rest. A chance like this is rare in a career like mine. My apartment is small but I find it satisfactory. A new development in arcitecture. An entirely eco-friendly living area. I like it here. However, I shall not be here much longer. A slightly bigger house down the road. The news on TV blairs across the room: '..it is not too late!… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on April 22, 2010 at 12:58pm —
Just wanted to remind you to pleease register for Earth Hour :)
Its only 60 minutes and together we can make a world of difference!!
SO do your part and register here:http://www.earthhour.org/SupportersMap.aspx
YOur contribution is much appreciated!! :)
Added by Ethan Gray on March 25, 2010 at 12:58pm —
Please excuse the delay in tips over the last week but life has been very busy indeed.
Aaaanyway.... Less excuses and more tips:)
Using less hot water... Yes, this is not hard at all. Set your water heater at 120 degrees to save energy, and wrap it in an
insulating blanket if it is more than 5 years old. Buy low-flow
showerheads to save hot water and about 350 pounds of carbon dioxide
yearly. Wash your clothes in warm or cold water to reduce your use… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on March 25, 2010 at 12:52pm —
Hello everyone :)
Okay sorry this second tip has taken a while but here it is. Hopefully it will get more feedback than the last one. I encourage any ideas, questions or discussions that you would like to bring up. Anything is much appreciated :)
Now back to tip number 2!
CHANGING YOUR LIGHTBULBS
Wherever practical, replace regular light bulbs with compact
fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's). Replacing just one 60-watt incandescent
light bulb with… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on March 16, 2010 at 4:00pm —
"I was trying to get people to see that you can't just grow for
ever and hope that the environment will take care of itself. We could
go over the cliff. You would hope not. You would hope that people
see what needs to be done. It's not rocket science. It's not
difficult. It's not even all that costly. It's actually about
the way you think about the world." -Tim… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on March 10, 2010 at 11:35am —
Okay fellow agents...... Wasn't too sure about what to do for the first tip because I wanted something new and different and something that would have a big impact. However, I realised that it's normally the small and simple things that make the biggest difference. So here's my first tip:
USE THE 'OFF' SWITCH!
Save electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by turning off lights when
you leave a room, and using only as much light as you need. Also always… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on March 10, 2010 at 7:00am —
Hi everyone :]
I had the idea that I could post a short tip on eco-friendly ideas every two or three days that gives an example of a small thing you can do to help decrease your carbon footprint.
These will start tomorrow... I'd appreciate feedback on whether you think it's a good or bad idea or if it's doing anything/is worth it.
Peace and Love.
Added by Ethan Gray on March 9, 2010 at 1:19pm —
The Social innovator that has inspired me is Jason Aramburu. His excellent work towards securing a healthy future for the planet that we live in is incredible and hopefully this blog post will help give him the recognition and respect that an amazing man like him deserves.
Jason launched re:char in 2005 to develop low-cost technologies that
fight climate change while improving the quality of degraded soils.
re:char’s systems convert agricultural waste into renewable fuel… Continue
Added by Ethan Gray on March 9, 2010 at 5:33am —
think and act big – don’t do anything that can’t reach a million people.
This is an amazing tip. Especially for a person who is hardworking like me. Never try do something of little importance always go big. Never do something that won't matter and always try your best. This is an important lesson in life. Shoot for the stars and you will atleast land on the moon.
Added by Ethan Gray on March 4, 2010 at 1:00pm —