Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:38:41 -0400 (EDT)Lake Look -- The Heat is On
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Subject: Lake Champlain Committee Lake Look Column
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Dear Lake Champlain Committee Members and Activists,
Below you’ll find the most recent issue of LCC’s Lake Look column. In “The Heat Is On”, Staff Scientist Mike Winslow outlines some potential ecological consequences of global warming for Lake Champlain.
Currently, noted environmental author Bill McKibben is leading a five-day walk through the Champlain Valley to raise awareness about global warming. The walk, which culminates at Battery Park in downtown Burlington on Labor Day is a hopeful effort to prompt policy leaders to act. If you live in the area, please consider joining the walk. Go to www.fromtheroadlesstraveled.org for more information and to sign up. If you live too far away to participate in the walk, you can reduce your personal contribution to global warming by following the tips below.
Drive less – Walk, bike, carpool and take mass transit whenever possible. Every mile you don’t drive saves one pound of carbon dioxide.
Buy local food – It takes a lot of energy to ship food across the country.
Replace light bulbs – Replacing a regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent saves 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Adjust your thermostat – Lowering your thermostat just 2 degrees in winter can save about 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Plant a tree – A single tree absorbs one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime on average.
Reduce use of hot water – By installing low flow showerheads and washing clothes in cold water you can save about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
For more tips and information, visit http: //www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/
Everything we do makes a difference.