Earth Month: Wrap Up

Posted on: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 1:51pm

Earth Month: Wrap Up

We hope you celebrate your Earth Day in style! We certainly did at CHR!  For the week leading up to Earth Day we challenged the CHR staff to a green challenge a day. below are the tasks and the potential green results! It pretty amazing to see how a little change can make a big difference. How do you make every day, Earth Day?

 

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Lights Out: By turning out the lights for one hour, you removed one ounce of CO2 from the air. Do this during your lunch hour or an hour before you leave work and remove 22 pounds of CO2 by the end of the year.

  

Go Paperless: By switching all your bills to paperless, you could save up to 6 pounds of paper, 23 pounds of wood, and prevent 29 pounds of greenhouse gases in one year.

 

Carpooling: If you carpooled just one day a week, you'd reduce your carbon emission by 1352 pounds by the end of the year. Not to mention the money you'd save on gas and car maintenance! 

 

Go Meatless: By going vegetarian for one day a week, you'll save 84,000 gallons of water. This might seem like an impossible number, but animals and animal agriculture consume a lot of water. Not to mention the fossil fuels, land, grain, and methane you'll conserve! 

 

One piece of litter a day: If you make an effort to pick up just one piece of trash per day and properly discard or recycle it, you'll remove 365 pieces of litter in a year. It might not seem like much, but the environmental health is immeasurable. 

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To see CHR's Earth Day clean up eforts from this past weekend with The Charles River Watershed Association, check out CHR's Facebook Page.