David Suzuki speaks about reducing our ecological footprint

by Madeline Laughs

Is a forest a sacred grove or simply timber and pulp?

~David Suzuki

There are simple steps you can take to considerably reduce your own ecological footprint.

TRANSPORTATION

1. Choose a place to live that reduces the need to drive.
2. Think twice before purchasing another car.
3. Choose a fuel-efficient, low polluting car.
4. Set a concrete goal for reducing your travel. Go on a gasoline diet.
5. Walk, bicycle, carpool or take public transit whenever
you can.  

FOOD

6. Eat less meat. Meat production is harder on the environment than any other food.
7. Buy certified organic and locally-grown food when possible.

HOUSEHOLD OPERATIONS

8. Don’t rent or buy more house than you need.
9. Upgrade your heating and hot-water efficiency.
10. Install energy efficient lighting and appliances.
11. If possible, choose an electricity supplier offering
renewable energy.

Measures to Lighten Up

1/10 acre
• Increase the amount of organically grown food that you eat
by 50%
• Dry 12 loads of laundry per month on the clothesline rather
than an electric or gas dryer
• Shower 3 minutes less per day
1/5 acre
• Increase the amount of locally grown food that you eat by
50%
• Keep the thermostat set 5 degrees lower during the heating
season
1/3 acre
• Increase the amount of unprocessed and unpackaged food
you eat by 50%
• Fly 5 hours less per year
• Drive 20 miles less per week
1/2 acre
• Substitute one meat dinner a week with a vegetarian
alternative
1 acre for 1 year
• Postpone having a child for one month

More strategies for reducing your Footprint are offered in
“Take Action,” a section following the Ecological Footprint quiz at
www.myfootprint.org

~from http://www.sustainablesonoma.org/projects/footprintreport/scfpweb.pdf

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About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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7 Responses to David Suzuki speaks about reducing our ecological footprint

  1. ajaytao2010 says:

    I studied your blog tell me how to mention it
    basically it is a news based blog and my followers
    are basically fiction writers, photographers, poets, spiritual seekers

    still you tell me how to mention them for your blog

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    • Spread Information is about the news and current happenings, but it’s also about life, relationships and love. There are also two fictional chapter stories on Spread Information. One is a completed 50 chapter saga about the dangers of Facebook and the other is a tongue in cheek satire about 2 people that lie about who they are as they fall in love online.

      The foundation of the blog was conceptualized as an outlet for people to come and share their troubles. A few friends got together and decided to do a writing project. They wanted an interactive project because they wanted to include others and hear what other folks had to say. Out of this desire, a blog was born. This is an interactive writing project where anonymous contributors can submit stories for discussion. A place to express yourself and get your special version of reality on record. This is a moderated discussion edited by Regyna Longlank and Madeline Laughs.

      Madeline Laughs (me) is a professional social researcher with years of experience in the field. She has a background in the arts, travels widely and her diverse interests combined with her quick wit and down home charm make her unnerving accurate observations easy to hear and understand. If anyone can make looking at yourself fun it’s Madeline.

      So you see, our blog also has fiction writers, amazing poets, spiritual seekers and people that like to share recipes and fitness routines. We have a little bit of everything…which is why the Versatile Blogger Award is so fitting 🙂

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      • ajaytao2010 says:

        very nice I read about you and Regyna Longlank its a very good blog and should have more blog reader than ist having

        Couple of suggestion from my side which I think could help

        You travel a lot try to put pictures along with your write ups
        it will make the write up more interesting

        Regyna is a trained dance concentrate on putting more articles
        on dance and Pictures & videos so people will come

        In all the blog character should be colorful and it should be presentable on write ups will attract interested people
        but in order to get good viewership make it colorful

        Try to include photos and videos in the article to make it presentable

        Then try to follow similar blog, find similar blogs and follow it
        maximum numbers this will help the most I think

        Be social in your approach talk to people on the blog who follow you make frequent comments appreciate their work which is worth,

        these are just suggestions

        you are the best judge

        thank you

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      • Thank you Ajay! This is awesome advice. We are starting to give the blog a little bit of a facelift presently and it looks a lot cleaner and easier to navigate now. I’ll keep you posted on our progress and again I am so grateful that you spent some time with us and have sent valuable feedback on how we can improve.

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      • ajaytao2010 says:

        no thanks at all. we are friend and in friendships there should be love no formal thanks

        and any way we are here to share everything

        need anything further, tell me about it

        love mu friend

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      • Regyna Longlank says:

        Agreed. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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      • ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you

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