Monday, December 11, 2006

Keep it Green all year

I'll be the first to admit that the environment isn't the first thing I think of in my daily activities, although I do try to be as environmentally friendly as I can. After a bit of emailfest with some friends, I've decided to post some simple ways that we can all help make a better impact on the environment in our everyday life. I want to thank Melaine, who was the one who offered these simple tips:

1. Turn down your thermostat (or up depending on the season) I will admit that trying to program the programable thermostate I have takes a degree in binary science, but I will do a better job at it.
2. Seal your windows.
3. Wash your clothes in Cold Water
4. Use compact fluorescent or LED lights. I have changed a few bulbs in my house to those flourescent curly ones, now the light that comes off them takes a little getting used to but even if you just change 4 or 5 random bulb especially and this goes out to my neighbour Wallace the outside light that we often leave on all night...very wise one to change
5. Run your dishwasher/washer/dryer at night out of peaktime. This I can gladly say I do almost all of the time, and it's a nice background noise when you are watching that distracting "Deal or No Deal."
6. Unplug unused appliances - they suck phantom power even when not in use. I had no idea my toaster was such a little energy bitch this will be taken care of immediately.
7. Walk/bike/ttc more, drive less. I'll admit this is more of a seasonal thing if the weather is nice I'll walk or bike, but I'm gonna try to do mre of this even when the weather's a bit crappy
and lastly....
Make sure that your tire pressure is correct can reduce the amount of gas your car burns

All I ask is you try to do one or two of those above and the best part is you will feel better too!
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Friday, December 08, 2006

There were 5

South Africa and
Canada, all recognizing Gay Marriage.
Very interesting how this will all play out on the world stage.
Also interesting to note which countries in the world are progressive.
As well it's amazing how lame the argument for keeping the word marriage exclusive to straight couples. Imagine that? I bet if they could they'd want to keep the word "love" exclusive to heterosexuals. shame.

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