Useful Ideas from our neighbors to the north...
6/08/2005 08:08:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
I found these websites from Canada through Treehugger. They have two interesting concepts that should be approached in the U.S.

#1: Reduce greenhouse emmisions by 1 ton / year per household.

The One-Tonne Challenge asks you to reduce your annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one tonne.

How? Use less energy. Conserve water and resources. Reduce waste.

Fewer emissions means protecting our climate and having cleaner air and healthier communities for all Canadians. And saving energy puts more money in your pocket.

#2: Join up with people at work for a Commuter Challenge to reduce greenhouse emmisions.

During Environment Week (June 5 to 11, 2005) and Clean Air Day (June 8, 2005) try a new and sustainable way to get to work! If you already use a sustainable mode of transportation, get others on board and register for the Commuter Challenge yourself to help your community win! Once registered, simply login at the left of this page to submit your results.

When you walk, cycle, carpool, take transit or telework, you take steps towards meeting the Government of Canada's One-Tonne Challenge. You can play a significant role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Of course, both of these would help reduce the amount of fuel used in the home and on our commutes.
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