Monday, March 21, 2011
Love Our Earth
At 8.30 PM on Saturday 26 March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour. This year, when the lights go back on, we want you to think about what you can change in your daily life that will benefit the planet
The Bank has shown a public commitment to the four strategic priorities of energy, water and food security and climate change. Earth Hour fits in as an ideal method of support and we would encourage as many countries to take part as possible!
Here are a few facts…
Boiling water for tea in a pot on your gas stove uses one-third the energy of a plug-in kettle.
Buying a new computer? Choose a laptop - it uses about six times less electricity than a desktop.
Set your computer to go into sleep mode when idle, That can cut your power consumption by five times, cutting your electricity bills by more than 500 kilowatt hours per year.
Two large power plants have to run constantly to supply enough electricity to run North American television sets WHILE THEY ARE TURNED OFF. They’re called power vampires…so unplug when not in use and save about 40 kilowatt hours annually.
A bath is a luxury..a low flow shower a economically necessity if you’d like.
Photocopy double-sided, as it takes ten times as much energy to make a piece of paper than it takes to copy onto it.
Car pool or take the public transit or use the Bank’s use Share a ride car pooling site. Because each time you carpool, you’ll keep 2.5 kg of greenhouse gases from billowing into the atmosphere.
Turn your thermostat down at night, when you are tucked warmly into bed. A 4-degree Celsius difference at night will cut your gas bill by 10 per cent.
By hanging up your laundry on a clotheshorse or line instead of throwing them in the dryer, you’ll save about 950 kilowatt hours of electricity a year.
Forgot to pick up a carton of eggs for your cake recipe? Walk or bike to the nearest store instead of driving. For every 6.5 kilometres you bike, you keep around 7 kilograms of pollutants out of the air we breathe
Now imagine… if we all go beyond the hour what we could achieve…let’s start with the lights out at Earth hour on March 26 8.30PM
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