All posts tagged: reduce carbon footprint

5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Hour 2020 At Home

Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund with a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia.  Countries around the world take part in putting the spotlight on nature and bring attention to climate change by participating in turning off lights in support of Earth Hour.  Over the years, major landmarks in participating countries switch off their lights as an act of solidarity, some of the iconic landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House.  Anyone can join in and take part in Earth Hour from the comfort of their own home by simply switching off unnecessary lights from 8:30pm-9:30pm during Earth Hour on Saturday, 28th March.  You can go beyond turning your lights out by committing to practice conserving energy on a daily basis to help reduce your carbon footprint.  Easy ways to conserve energy at home include switching off lights that are not in use, avoid phantom electricity by unplugging your devices that are fully charged or not in use (computer, tablets, iPods, phones etc), take advantage …

Going Beyond The Hour

  Tomorrow is Earth Hour! A global movement inviting countries around the world to stand in solidarity, raising awareness about climate change, by pledging to turn off non-essential lights during Earth Hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time).  Did you know? The first Earth Hour, was in Sydney, Australia, 2007. Join the celebration! #EarthHourCayman   Earth Hour Cayman includes: performances by Mr. Earl La Pierre, David Innis and the Singrays.  You can also do some star gazing with the Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands. Take the Pledge: Lights Out for Earth Hour All proceeds support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Awesome perks for pledges! During Earth Hour we can gather around and participate in this global movement.  We should also take a moment to look beyond the hour. Earth Hour, is a bit like New Year’s Eve, instead of a New Year’s resolution, we make a pledge for an hour, to benefit the environment. Similarly, like a resolution intended to last for a whole year, why not allow your pledge to commit to supporting Earth …

Solar Energy in your backyard

With Spring already in bloom and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start leaving your clothes out to dry.  Living on an island means pretty much all year long we have the luxury of choosing the green option of drying our clothes -that is on a clothesline- over using the dryer.  Every time you choose to use your dryer it produces carbon emissions, and as you know this is harmful for the environment.  So be eco chic and choose the clothesline.  By drying your clothes outside you are taking advantage of solar energy that is right in your backyard.  All you need is a sunny day.  Your clothes will dry in a few hours and have that lovely just off the clothesline scent, dryer sheets just can’t beat that. If you don’t already have a clothesline, A.L. Thompson’s sells portable ones, that are of a decent size and inexpensive.  You just need to invite over some awesome friends/family to help you install it, and you will have it up and ready for use …