The Origin of 365 Ways...
I came across this amazing book by Phillippe Bourseiller when i was in Denmark close to a year ago: "For the past 15 years, Phillippe Bourseiller has photographed nature from every angle: from the eruption of the volcano Pinatubo to the great deserts of ice and sand, he has captured the hidden colours and breathtaking lights of our planet. But our contemporary way of life threatens this fragile beauty. To encourage more restraint, Philippe Bourseiller teams 365 photographs with a daily ecological action. Each of the initiatives is accompanied by facts and statistics that illustrate the threats to the environment posed by our behavious, and demonstrate the beneficial consequences of the recommended actions. Each day reveals the image of a wonder of nature along with the guidelines to preserve our planet. Through the pages of 365 Ways to Save the Earth, a truly ethical way of life takes shape." Starting from today, i would like to post each inspiring page according to the days on the yearly calendar (supposed to start from jan, but...i'll catch up!). Hopefully, you'll look at everyday a little differently after this...
- Leisure - Be environmentally aware when taking par...
- Agriculture - Make it a rule to buy organic for a ...
- Consumption - Buy recycled
- Water - Use less water when flushing the toilet
- Waste - Encourage your place of work to start comp...
- Energy - Improve the efficiency of your radiators
- Energy - Buy 'green' electricity
- Forests - Recycle Christmas trees and cards
- Energy - Turn down your heating by 1 deg Celcius
- Agriculture - Buy Fair Trade products, and help co...
- ▼ January (10)
Friday, January 5, 2007
Energy - Improve the efficiency of your radiators
The world's consumption of energy is producing vast amounts of pollution and waste. The nuclear industry in particular produces an enormous amount of waste. Today there are 438 nuclear power stations in the world, and a further 34 are being built, 20 of these in Asia. Between them they produce 17% of the world's electricity - and 10,000 tonnes of nuclear waste per year, adding to the 200,000 tonnes already in existence.
To reduce your domestic energy consumption, make your radiators more efficient by placing reflective panels or sheets of aluminium foil behind them, this will bounce the heat back into the room.