12.01.2009

12 simple things

Copiado à descarada daqui. Podem não ser medidas novas mas é sempre bom refrescar os nossos pensamentos.

1- Turn it off
Turn off lights, televisions, videos, stereos and computers when not in use - they can use 10 to 40% of the power when on standby. Also, unplug chargers as soon as they have finished charging.

2- Be exact
Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need.

3- Close it
Don't leave fridge doors open for longer than necessary.

4- Check your tires
Properly inflated tires can improve your car’s fuel efficiency.

5- Use no plastic
Use cloth bags when going shopping and avoid buying products which use too much plastic.

6- Fan up
Instead of using air conditioners in the summer, wear cool clothes, and use a fan.

7- Drive less
Do your weekly errands in a single trip or pay your bills online. Walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool.

8- Optimize your speed
You will consume up to 25% less fuel if you drive no more than 90 km/hr.

9- Drive hybrid
A hybrid or other fuel-efficient car emits less carbon dioxide.

10- Replace them
Replace your incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). CFLs cost 3 to 5 times as much but use less than a third of the power. Also, replace old fridge and other appliances with energy-efficient ones.

11- Watch what you eat
Choose food produced close to your home.

12- Recycle
Consume less, and re-use old products.
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