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COyou2 - Saving the planet one breath at a time [Sep. 7th, 2008|04:59 pm]
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This site looks interesting, it's talking about personal carbon capture and storage as a strategy to prevent climate change:

"Did you know that human beings themselves are major emitters of carbon dioxide? We all know about reducing our electricity consumption and taking fewer flights, but isn’t all this a little pointless when one basic, everyday activity cancels it all out?

Each day every human being breathes out an average of 1 kg of CO2. That’s 0.38 tonnes a year. Now multiply that by 6.7 billion! That’s a lot of CO2.

COyou2 person carbon capture systems allow you to store that CO2 and do your bit to stop climate change. The COyou2 patented technology works by filtering the air you breathe out, capturing the carbon in a convenient lightweight backpack.

That’s why we all need to use personal carbon capture systems. At the end of the day, there are 21 million of us and only one government – so what are you waiting for?"

I've just ordered a catalogue, it's definitely worth checking out, after all, every little thing makes a difference. I never thought about human beings as being responsible for major carbon emissions, but I'm always looking for ways to lessen my carbon footprint.

What do you guys think?
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I hadn't even heard of this before today [Feb. 28th, 2008|03:35 pm]
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I like the way that the E-day site shows exactly how useful token measures are...
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Barakta's sustainability and intro. [Feb. 6th, 2007|08:02 pm]
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It's really interesting seeing the different things we do, and what does and doesn't work. I look forward to reading more.

Here's mine, based loosly on PurpleRabbits structure. I'm better and worse than I expectedCollapse )
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(no subject) [Feb. 6th, 2007|03:50 pm]
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Thanks purplerabbits for starting this community: I sometimes feel that the little I do is just not worth it when so many other people can't be bothered, so reading about others' efforts will help!

What do I do?Collapse )

Can anyone shed light on this? I have heard a theory that recycling paper produces more CO2 than making it from trees, so it's better to landfill it and use new stuff. I'm not convinced, but I don't know where the figures are to back this up. It also depends on so many factors, like the fuel used to come round and pick it up, or people driving to the recycling bank.
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Light bulbs [Feb. 5th, 2007|11:42 pm]
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[Current Mood |curiouscurious]

Does anyone know where I can get energy-efficient light bulbs that work with dimmer switches?  I"ve heard that such things exist but I've never found any on the shelves.

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My intro and a list to start with [Feb. 5th, 2007|04:11 pm]
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So now I've created this community I suppose I'd better post in it. I have seen quite a lot of people post lists of green things they're trying to do, so I'll start with one of those, just so people can see where I'm at at the moment, but I'm not trying to start a competition or be smug about any of it (especially since I'd lose). I do think it would be worth talking about which things people think are worthwhile from lists like this, though...

my listCollapse ) A lot of these things I do for more reasons than environmental (like saving money) and there's probably more stuff on the list that I don't even think about any more. I mean, I don't send Xmas cards but that's not cos of saving paper :-) There's also things I don't know if I should do that I haven't got around to cos they'll cost e money, like organic veg which I only buy intermittently (usually when they're reduced...)
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(no subject) [Jan. 30th, 2007|04:37 pm]
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When did you start this? did you abandon it?
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