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Micro-actions for Earth Day by sylvng
April 22, 2009, 2:57 pm
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Happy Earth Day! I couldn’t let today go by without promoting some micro-actions that you can do to celebrate the occasion. Earth Day should be about going outside, but seeing as it’s freezing today where I am, I’m going to stick to actions that you can do easily from your computer:

  • Go to CarbonZero and use their emissions calculator to find how much carbon you’re emitting in your daily routine. If you’re up for it, purchase the carbon offset for whatever damage you’ve done.
  • Educate yourself with Google Earth Gallery – see what would happen to Vancouver if the sea level rose 6m, which country consumes the most oil on the world map,  the conservation work the African Wildlife Foundation is doing in the African Heartlands, and much more!
  • Join an EcoAction team and commit yourself to the following over the next year: reducing 200 kg of garbage output, saving 36k litres of water, and using 21% less electricity. Think that sounds like a lot? It isn’t – it can all be done by committing to small actions like setting your fridge to a certain temperature and dumping scraps into a backyard composter. US residents – sorry, as far as I can tell the site is for Canadians only.
  • Play some fun, educational, green-themed games with your kids at Kaboose.
  • Are you a Second Life user? Eco Commons is launching today. Check it out!

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