can you do?
Turn off the lights.
The typical lighbulb is actually a really good heater! Abot
90% of the energy used in an ordinary lightbulb is lost as heat.
So, turn off the lights when you're not in a room - and use
flourescent lights where you can, because they use a lot less
Turn off televisions,
radios, stereos and other electronic gadgets when not in use.
They don't use much - but why waste any?
In the summer
use fans instead of air-conditioners. Air conditioners use about
ten times more energy than fans.
As we learn to
save energy, less pollutants get released into the atmosphere.
parents to drive less - suggest they learn to ride a bike again!
The gases released by car exhausts are highly toxic. If your
parents have to drive, ask them to use unleaded petrol.
is power. Find out what is happening. Find out who the key players
are in changing the negative practices. Can you change what
is taking place - even by the smallest amount? Every little
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