My contribution to stop global warming

What are you personally doing to help stop global warming? Please let us know your concrete actions. Don't talk about what others could or should do. This is about yourself and what you are changing in your personal and business life to help stop global warming.

Hopefully, this will inspire others to contribute similarly. It is the responsibility of everybody to do whatever he or she can do. Start now, it is time for change!

I Wish We Could Do More

My partner and I live in a small town in Greece.
There are no recycling schemes, or limits on the amount of rubbish producd per household.
Most families now own two cars.
4X4s are increasing in popularity - ridiculous when most roads here are in fact narrow, winding alleys.
The town is choked with traffic in the summer.
Despite the long periods of sunshine, very few buildings have solar panels.
Almost all central heating systems are oil-fuelled. (Like ours, in our rented flat.)

On the plus side, we own a small car, which we use as infrequently as possible.
We cycle to work, to the beach in summer, and walk or cycle to go shopping.
We don't have air-conditioning in the summer - but do use fans, almost continually.

It is frustrating to be aware of global warming and environmental problems and yet be able to do so little.

i feel

i feel your pain i will talk to the goverment or mayor to help you with your problem.god bless you

global warming

Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’

i was give a write up in

i was give a write up in school on urban issues and one of the things that have comr to take preminence in the urban global stage is this nagging issue of global warming. using my country as a case study, the economy is improving and thus there is incresae in purcahsing ability of people, the resulting consequence is increase in car ownership. an increase in car ownership implies an increase in vehicular emission.the emissions from vehicular exhaust contribute largerly to the harmful gases that causes global warming.there should be a delibrate plea form organizations, government, NGO's and concerned stakeholders to inhabitants to reduce the use of personal cas and patronise the public mass transit. this can go a long way to reduce traffic jams as well as cut emissions..i hope to know more ways of contributing to fighting this menance..please mail me, text or call i wil be very greatful
+2348038799882, pujof4@yahoo.com

my group and i is trying to

my group and i is trying to help thanks to tell us

what we have done

first thing we did was begin to recycle eveything we could to lighten our loads for the county transfer station. since doing that we have turned into a two trash bag a month family and hope to be able to reduce it to less.
we also made the investment in photovoltaic panels for the roof of our RV trailer that we live in, which in turn cut our power bill from $150 a month to just $20 which for our area is the absolute minimum charge.
two other things we have done are growing our own vegetables and fruits organically so as to be sure there are no harmful pesticides. preserving those at home by canning or dehydrating. and supporting green businesses, anything we buy has to be made in a factory that has plegded not to pollute, waste, or other wise hurt the planet. and with the economy as it is right now others like us are voting with their dollars in our community to make our community stronger, and more green.
now our last problem to tackle is a more fuel effiecent vehicle. right now we have an old ford pick up for our daily driver. we are looking into getting something used that gets great fuel mileage. not sure what to get though anything would make a big difference in comparision to the old truck that we hope to still keep for pulling our trailer should the need arise.

We're consuming less. It

We're consuming less.

It began with the 90% reduction project [http://riot4austerity.org/], where people aim to reduce consumption of transport and heating fuel, electricity, and so on all to 10% of US averages. Their project is to reduce overall impact.

I chose to focus particularly on greenhouse gas emissions, and you can see where we stand on that in the sidebar to my blog [http://greenwithagun.blogspot.com/ ]. In an earlier article you noted that you can't swindle yourself. I'd add that by publishing your progress you get encouragement from others when doing well, and will feel shame when doing badly. Between the carrot and the stick even the stubbornest ass will get moving ;)

We're at about one-third the Western average in emissions, or around the world average, and thus about three times what we need to be to avoid catastrophic climate change. We achieved this by the following:

  1. moving closer to work, from 50km to 5km. This let us cycle instead of drive, or at least drive much less. In general we rarely use the car to go to shops.
  2. use cool drinks and fans not airconditioning, jumpers and hot drinks not heating, hang washing out to dry, change to CFLs and pull plugs out on appliances not in use. All this reduced electricity consumption from around 16kWh/day to 5kWh/day
  3. changed to buy wind-sourced electricity, away from the main grid coal
  4. consume mainly fresh fruit and vegies, grains and legumes, have much less processed containerised food*
  5. reduce meat and fish consumption to under 12kg/year each
  6. for consumer goods, borrow rather than buy, secondhand rather than new
  7. I also guerilla garden [http://www.guerrillagardening.org/] and plant trees; this is a positive impact, but only a small one

We've still a way to go, since we still fly occasionally, and we still own the car though don't really actually need it. My experience (and that of people in the 90% reduction project) is that in reducing our impact, to get to 25-50% of average is easy and costs nothing - in fact saves money - you just cut out obviously wasteful things.

The remaining 15-40% is more difficult, and you need things like spending, infrastructure or long-term change for it. For example, if your work is in a purely industrial suburb 30km from any residential suburbs, if there's no public transport then you have to drive; and that driving is perhaps 20% of your entire household impact. So you'd need public help for that reduction, someone to put in a bus route - or else look for a new job, something that might take a year or two.

Similarly, if your local energy retailer doesn't offer renewable energy, you need infrastructure. Or else you need to be very good at turning off unneeded appliances, only putting the heating on when truly freezing, or spending heaps on insulation, and so on.

So - reducing to 25-50% of average Western impact is easy, can be done by anyone and saves money. Further reductions to the needed 10% or so take some combination of effort, money, and public infrastructure.

* I still have beer, and my woman has chocolate. Honestly, there's no need to go crazy here.

Everyone on this planet has

Everyone on this planet has an effect on the environment, but the largest impact any one person tends to have on the environment, especially to greenhouse gas emissions, is through the use of an automobile. The truth is, we can’t truly stop global warming from happening but we can do something to lessen its impact whenever it happens. Participating in eco-friendly activities is a great contribution to our environment as well as using hybrid cars. At the moment, hybrid cars are becoming a growing force in the attempt to limit greenhouse gas emissions. There are still other ways on how contribute to our environment and it is advisable to research and read more books about it.

 

thank you

thank you for telling us about this because i am doing a project about this and if you can give me your email it will help thanks

Ways To stop global warming

The thing about trees is that they make life on earth a little more hospitable. As UV effects increase over time, we will be glad to have the protection from the searing rays of the sun. Though we may be doomed, still, plant trees. Fruit, nut and shade trees...
http://www.globalwarming360.net/

How to stop global warming

Save energy. stop global warming. Global warming is rise in temperature of earth's atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are made up of carbon dioxide ,ozone,water vapor. Burning coal will release more carbon dioxide. So reduce pollution. Plant more trees. Avoid use of plastic bags. Turn off the lights when not in room. Do not cut trees. Protect ozone layer. Try to minimize pollution. Avoid water and air pollution. Air pollution causes more carbon dioxide gas which affects the ozone layer. Change your air conditioning filter when it is dirty. Travel by bus or shared vehicles so that it can produce less traffic.
http://www.globalwarming360.net/ways-to-stop-global-warming.html