Want to do more to help the environment? This list of fifty ways to help the planet should offer plenty of inspiration.
Tom announced the launch of Lower (Carbon) Footprint earlier today. Lower (Carbon) Footprint is Tom’s new blog dedicated to “Green issues”. Tom has often used his main blog, Tom Raftery’s Social Media, to express his views on environmental issues, energy efficiency and carbon offset, so this veteran blogger’s decision to launch a separate blog should come as no surprise. If you want to learn more about lowering your carbon footprint, subscribe to Lower (Carbon) Footprint today!
You’ve probably heard it all before, “For just pennies a day . . . For a one-time donation of . . . With your annual membership . . .” Well, I’m going to say something a little bit different today.
For just minutes a day, you can improve the quality of the environment for yourself and everyone around you who is, or whoever will be, living on our green Earth. That’s right, I said “For just minutes a day . . .” In fact, I sponsor the protection of 96.58 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land, and the removal of 4 pounds of CO2 from our atmosphere, every day for only one minute of my time. Would you like to know how?
Every night, I visit EcologyFund.com and click every red button to save a total 74.8 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land and remove 4 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere. I then visit The Rainforest Site and click the large green button to save 21.78 square feet of rain forest land.
That’s right, by following this routine, you too can sponsor the protection of 96.58 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land, and the removal of 4 pounds of CO2 from our atmosphere, every day for only two minutes of your time. That’s a total of 35,252 square feet (over 3/4 of an acre) and 1,060 pounds (about half a ton) every year!
Want to do more to save the environment? Then please consider planting some trees.
Update: This post is 12 years old, but still popular, so I’ve gone through and removed some dead links and updated the totals. Meanwhile, also check out Ecosia, which uses revenue from your searches to plant trees.
During my last vacation, Pluto lost its status as a planet. Now that I have returned from my relaxing vacation in Hawai’i, I would like to share some of the important events which happened while I was away.
- Apple upgraded its popular iMac line with Intel Core 2 Duo processors on September 6th, 2006. The resulting speed increase is up to 50% faster than previous modes. Apple also introduced a 24″ model with the upgraded line.
- The space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts left Earth’s atmosphere early this morning. After two weeks of delays, the Atlantis and her crew are on their way to resume construction of the International Space Station for the first time since the loss of the Columbia and her crew over three years ago.
- Steve Irwin, the famed “Crocodile Hunter”, died at the age of 44 on September 4th, 2006. While filming a new documentary at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Irwin’s heart was punctured by the poisonous spine of a stingray. Steve Irwin was a passionate wildlife protector, owner of the Australia Zoo, and star of The Crocodile Hunter, a popular wildlife documentary series. He is survived by his wife Terri, son Robert, and daughter Bindi. The world has lost a great conservationist.
When I left for vacation four days ago, our solar system was composed of nine planets. When I returned, it only possessed eight. The International Astronomical Union approved a final redefinition of the word “planet” on August 24th, 2006; consequently, Pluto has lost its status as a planet. Neither the former ninth planet nor Pluto could be reached for commentary, but it can be assumed that both are deeply disheartened and may consider leaving the solar system in protest.