Saturday, March 6, 2010

# save the planet saturday

Save the Planet Saturday

Woo! It's the weekend! I'd love to say that I'm going to spend it relaxing, but that's just not so. I bought 3 bookshelves yesterday and I only got one of them assembled. The other 2 are going upstairs so they had to wait for daylight. I'm super excited about getting these because they're going to make a huge difference here.

Want to know about something else that can make a huge difference? Well, let me tell you about UPS and what they did. In 2007, they decided to avoid left turns! What difference does that make? Well, it can actually make a huge difference. When you're sitting idling, waiting to make that left turn, you're burning gas. When you're burning gas, you're adding more pollution to the air. Don't believe me? Check this out:

By simply avoiding left turns, UPS saved over 3 million gallons of gas across its fleet. And, by not idling so long while waiting to make a turn, the company took the equivalent of 5,300 cars off the road.

Wow! That's some serious carbon footprint reduction plus with gas prices the way they are, it certainly never hurts to keep more of that gas in the tank.
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