Monday, August 25, 2008

Bits and Bites

When it comes to computers, do you minimize energy use? It's time to go back to school, so many Americans are replacing their computers. You can look for the Energy Star label to find one that uses less electricity. When you get your computer home, you can choose energy-saving settings like when to turn off the monitor. What ways do you and your family save energy with electrionics?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn

Why do you use a gasoline, electric, battery-operated, or push lawn mower? For many, mowing the lawn is a summertime fact of life. We cut the grass in different ways, each of which varies in its convenience and how it can affect the environment. Do you have a preferred method of disposing of yard clippings and tree trimmings?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Do celebrities who champion the environment influence your decision making, and if so, how?

Many people feel that protecting the environment is important. Celebrities sometimes use their high public recognition to raise awareness for causes they support: for example, things you should do (or not do) to protect the environment.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

How many Green Buildings Are There in Plano?

These are the hallmarks of Green Buildings:

1. Use of passive solar energy
2. Natural lighting (day lighting) and adjustable lighting systems
3. Highly reflective roof and building exterior
4. Indoor Air Quality (low VOC materials and ventilation)
5. HVAC energy performance and efficiency
6. Use of on-site renewable energy
7. Waste minimization (recycling, reducing, reusing)
8. Water reclamation and conservation (rainwater harvesting, use of gray water, soil amendment, native or adapted landscape material, efficient irrigation system)

What is the biggest Source of Pollution?

I think it is human beings.