This is the third post devoted to environment protection initiative ‘365 Ways to Save the Earth’ (You can read the previous article on our
Dumpster Rentals Blog
.). This Earth Protective movement was initiated by Dumpster Rentals Cooperative folks with the goal to raise public awareness of environmental problems and issues. This time we would like to share with the worldwide community a few easy-to-do recommendations on how we can contribute to saving not-renewable resources and protecting wildlife.
Calculate the greenhouse gas emission your air travel produces.
A747 jet aircraft consumes 5 gallons of fuel per mile flown. Airplanes account for 13% of the worldwide, transportation-related carbon-dioxide emissions released each year.
There are Internet sites that enable you to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions your next air journey will produce. One transatlantic flight produces almost half as much carbon dioxide as person produces, on average, in meeting all their other needs (lighting, heating, and car travel) over a year.
Say “NO” to disposable diaper.
It takes 4.5 trees to produce the pulp needed for the 4.600 disposable diapers an average baby needs. A glassful of crude oil is needed to make the plastic found in a single disposable diaper. The diaper is worn only a few hours, but will take about 400 years to decompose in the waste dump. There has always been an alternative: washable diapers. Absorbent, effective, and comfortable, reusable modern diapers are very different from the old, folding variety. A single washable layer can be used for several years. When it is finally thrown out, it decomposes in six months, without producing any pollution.
Choose the economical, and ecological, diaper: cover your baby’s bottom in a cloth diaper.
Avoid a second Aral Sea.
The Aral Sea, on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, was once the world’s fourth largest inland sea. Today it has lost 75% of its volume, and since 1860 its surface waters have retreated by nearly 80 miles, leaving the region’s fishermen, who once used to haul 45,000 tons of fish per year, high and dry. What was the cause of this ecological disaster? During the 1960s, the tow great rivers that fed the sea were partially diverted to irrigate the region’s cotton fields. The sea dried up, and the land, contaminated by salt and pesticides, turned to desert.
It is possible to grow cotton without causing ecological devastation. Organic cotton is cotton that has been grown for at least three years without chemical pesticides, defoliants, or fertilizers, and processed without the use of harmful chemicals. Encourage this production by choosing clothes made from organic cotton – start with the products your children wear.
Use the sleeper timer.
Scientists say that in the coming years the habitats, natural resources, and species that make up life on earth will be able to adapt only to an average temperature increase of 1 F, and 4-inch rise in sea levels. To remain within these limits, worldwide greenhouse gas emissions would have to be cut by 60% at once. This is impossible. The faster warming takes place, the more difficult it will be to control its consequences. Hence the need to act at once.
Televisions and stereos often have sleep timers, which allow the appliance to shut off after a given amount of time. If you normally fall asleep watching television of listening to music, use the timer to avoid wasting the energy of the appliance running all night.
At Dumpster Rentals Cooperative we would like to thank our supporters Eco Responsible Dumpster Rentals businesses in the US and Canada:
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• Dumpster Rentals Staten Island , NY
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• Dumpster Rentals in Dallas , TX
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and many other Dumpster Rentals & Roll Off Container Service companies for their great help in promoting this environment protection movement.