Friday, July 9, 2010

Reducing Oil Consumption

Greenpeace just published this simple list of how everyday people can reduce oil consumption in their every day lives.

  1. Carpool, cycle or use public transport to go to work.
  2. Choose when possible products packaged without plastic and recycle or re-use containers.
  3. Buy organic fruits and vegetables (fertilisers and pesticides are based on oil more often than not).
  4. Buy beauty products (shampoo, soap, make-up) based on natural ingredients, not oil.
  5. Choose when possible locally produced products (less transport involved).
  6. Buy clothes made out of organic cotton or hemp - not from oil derivatives.
  7. Use non-disposable items in picnics and summer festivals.
  8. Quit bottled water.
  9. Fly less.
  10. Demand that your government encourage renewable energy instead of oil.

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