Stop global emmisions

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Stop global emmisions

Post: #93 Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:44 pm

Visit this and sign the petition

http://iw.rtm.com/ed/undoit_petition_1. ... =uredirect

Not sure if these petitions make that much difference, but it cannot hurt.

What will definetly make a difference is if everyone took stock of how they live their lives and changed it. Check out which companies are the biggest polluters and boycot them. Incidently in the UK the CO-OP has decided to only use renewable electricity in all of it its stores, offices and funeral homes. Now that has be a better policy than other companies that pollute more than they need to, which of course I wont mention (T***o and Asda).
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Post: #152 Moonbutto
Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:13 pm

If you want to stop the amount that you pollute then cut what energy you use.

I put cardboard covered tin foil behind my radiators, I have turned my hot water on the bolier down and I car pool to get to work.

Simple ideas and if everyone did them, so much more energy would be saved.

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Save energy

Post: #155 Trowel man
Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:28 pm

A dripping hot tap can use loads of energy too.

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Post: #161 Andy Hamilton
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:38 pm

Another tip is to put cardboard covered in tin foil behind your radiators. this refects the heat back into the room rather than to the wall.
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What costs what

Post: #172 moonbutton
Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:43 pm

I got a postcard through this morning from an electrical company. It lists the costs of household appliances. A washing machine was the most expensive at 17.5p an hour. Cooker was next most expensive then hair dryer.

If you use that as a guide, then if you turn your washing machine down to a cooler wash, use a pressure cooker or fan oven and let your hair dry naturally. This will help the environment and save money. It perhaps could even save you the difference in price of swapping to a green electricity supplier. That means you have no excuse not to switch.
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Post: #180 Dave
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:40 pm

That doesn't surprise me, the biggest electricity bills I ever had were in shared house where a bloke that lived there had the washing machine on every day, he would shower every day and use a hairdryer to dry his hair AND he and another housemate would constantly have the oven on for Jacket Potatoes that they would cook for 2 hours. He was borderline Obsessive compulsive Disorder I think, I once opened the washing machine to find he had washed a single pair of pants, bloody nightmare.

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House mate

Post: #190 spyhunter
Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:00 pm

That sounds like my partners profile. We ended up getting a dish washer recently, I tried to protest but to no avail. He becomes quite obsessed to. I managed to talk him out of leaving the plastic on the new sofa and I dare not spill a drop on it. I just thank god I have my studio, we would have long since broken up had I painted in the house. :?

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painting

Post: #213 Emma
Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:56 pm

What do you paint Spyhunter. Is there anywhere I can view your work?

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Post: #227 spyhunter
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:08 pm

Hello Emma Mostly abstract art and I am trying to get my work exhibited around Liverpool/Birkenhead. I had an installation in Wallasey a few years back, but nothing since then.

I will let you know if I do exhibit soon.


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