Empty Streets Tag Special: Let's Save Our World Meme

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Save Our World Meme
I would like to help out in the environment as much as I can and from what I have found out it doesn't really take much to help out. Everyone of us can take a step or two to contribute for our world's future and each single effort will echo greatly for years to come. So for today's Special Tag I would like to invite not just my friends but everyone to come and join me as we continue to help make our world a Greener Place to live in for us and for the next generation.

In Your Home – Conserve Energy

1. Clean or replace air filters on your air conditioning unit at least once a month.
2. If you have central air conditioning, do not close vents in unused rooms.
3. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120.
4. Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket.
5. Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods.
6. Turn off unneeded lights even when leaving a room for a short time.
7. Set your refrigerator temperature at 36 to 38 and your freezer at 0 to 5 .
8. When using an oven, minimize door opening while it is in use; it reduces oven temperature by 25 to 30 every time you open the door.
9. Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every load so that it uses less energy.
10. Unplug seldom used appliances.
11. Use a microwave when- ever you can instead of a conventional oven or stove.
12. Wash clothes with warm or cold water instead of hot.
13. Reverse your indoor ceiling fans for summer and winter operations as recommended.
14. Turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use.
15. Purchase appliances and office equipment with the Energy Star Label; old refridgerators, for example, use up to 50 more electricity than newer models.
16. Only use electric appliances when you need them.
17. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and energy.
18. Keep your thermostat at 68 in winter and 78 in summer.
19. Keep your thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter when you are away
20. Insulate your home as best as you can.
21. Install weather stripping around all doors and windows.
22. Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work.
23. Plant trees to shade your home.
24. Shade outside air conditioning units by trees or other means.
25. Replace old windows with energy efficient ones.
26. Use cold water instead of warm or hot water when possible.
27. Connect your outdoor lights to a timer.
28. Buy green electricity - electricity produced by low - or even zero-pollution facilities (NC Greenpower for North Carolina - www.ncgreenpower.org). In your home-reduce toxicity.

In Your Home – Reduce Toxicity

29. Eliminate mercury from your home by purchasing items without mercury, and dispose of items containing mercury at an appropriate drop-off facility when necessary (e.g. old thermometers).
30. Learn about alternatives to household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals.
31. Buy the right amount of paint for the job.
32. Review labels of household cleaners you use. Consider alternatives like baking soda, scouring pads, water or a little more elbow grease.
33. When no good alternatives exist to a toxic item, find the least amount required for an effective, sanitary result.
34. If you have an older home, have paint in your home tested for lead. If you have lead-based paint, cover it with wall paper or other material instead of sanding it or burning it off.
35. Use traps instead of rat and mouse poisons and insect killers.
36. Have your home tested for radon.
37. Use cedar chips or aromatic herbs instead of mothballs.

In Your Yard

38. Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment.
39. Use an electric lawn- mower instead of a gas-powered one.
40. Leave grass clippings on the yard-they decompose and return nutrients to the soil.
41. Use recycled wood chips as mulch to keep weeds down, retain moisture and prevent erosion.
42. Use only the required amount of fertilizer.
43. Minimize pesticide use.
44. Create a wildlife habitat in your yard.
45. Water grass early in the morning.
46. Rent or borrow items like ladders, chain saws, party decorations and others that are seldom used.
47. Take actions that use non hazardous components (e.g., to ward off pests, plant marigolds in a garden instead of using pesticide).
48. Put leaves in a compost heap instead of burning them or throwing them away. Yard debris too large for your compost bin should be taken to a yard-debris recycler.

In Your Office

49. Copy and print on both sides of paper.
50. Reuse items like envelopes, folders and paper clips.
51. Use mailer sheets for interoffice mail instead of an envelope.Use mailer sheets for interoffice mail instead of an envelope.
52. Set up a bulletin board for memos instead of sending a copy to each employee.
53. Use e-mail instead of paper correspondence.
54. Use recycled paper.
55. Use discarded paper for scrap paper.
56. Encourage your school and/or company to print documents with soy-based inks, which are less toxic.
57. Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup.

Ways To Protect Our Air

58. Ask your employer to consider flexible work schedules or telecommuting.
59. Recycle printer cartridges.
60. Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work.
61. Report smoking vehicles to your local air agency.
62. Don't use your wood stove or fireplace when air quality is poor.
63. Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires. They produce the largest amount of pollution.
64. Burn seasoned wood - it burns cleaner than green wood.
65. Use solar power for home and water heating.
66. Use low-VOC or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers.
67. Purchase radial tires and keep them properly inflated for your vehicle.
68. Paint with brushes or rollers instead of using spray paints to minimize harmful emissions.
69. Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid.
70. If you use a wood stove, use one sold after 1990. They are required to meet federal emissions standards and are more efficient and cleaner burning.
71. Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible.
72. Join a carpool or vanpool to get to work.

Ways to Use Less Water

73. Check and fix any water leaks.
74. Install water-saving devices on your faucets and toilets.
75. Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously.
76. Wash and dry only full loads of laundry and dishes.
77. Follow your community's water use restrictions or guidelines.
78. Install a low-flow shower head.
79. Replace old toilets with new ones that use a lot less water.
80. Turn off washing machine's water supply to prevent leaks.

Ways to Protect Our Water

81. Revegetate or mulch disturbed soil as soon as possible.
82. Never dump anything down a storm drain.
83. Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly.
84. Check your car for oil or other leaks, and recycle motor oil.
85. Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
86. Learn about your watershed.

Create Less Trash

87. Buy items in bulk from loose bins when possible to reduce the packaging wasted.
88. Avoid products with several layers of packaging when only one is sufficient. About 33 of what we throw away is packaging.
89. Buy products that you can reuse.
90. Maintain and repair durable products instead of buying new ones.
91. Check reports for products that are easily repaired and have low breakdown rates.
92. Reuse items like bags and containers when possible.
93. Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
94. Use reusable plates and utensils instead of disposable ones.
95. Use reusable containers to store food instead of aluminum foil and cling wrap.
96. Shop with a canvas bag instead of using paper and plastic bags.
97. Buy rechargeable batteries for devices used frequently.
98. Reuse packaging cartons and shipping materials. Old newspapers make great packaging material.
99. Compost your vegetable scraps.
100. Buy used furniture - there is a surplus of it, and it is much cheaper than new furniture.

So for all those that will take part with this movement please feel free to copy and paste the Meme with your own tips on how to save the environment. This is a tag that you don't have to tag back, because what is more important is that we all take part in the movement to save our world. To get the ball started I would like though to tag my good friends :)

Friends of Empty Streets 1027

Mariuca*Emila's Illustrated Blog*Bloggista*House Wife At Work*Paperkrafts*Makoy's Memoirs*The Colorful World of Shiela*Night Clicks*Spirit of Blogging*Money Ning*Ask Ms Recipe*Turn u Off*Life's a Pizza Pie*The Modern Mom*Lady Java*A Great Pleasure*East Coast Life*Random Thoughts*Meltwater Torrents Meanderings Delta*iWalku2*Beyond Feron*Big Boys Have Toys Too*Sports Addict*Bioteck*Go Shopping Info*PCremix*Rhyan*Serradinho*The Single Parent Talks*Moms... Check Nyo*Mariuca's Perfume Gallery*Room 237 Origins*Mind Relaxing Ideas*BanicManic*Portugese Menu*Life's Sweets and Spices*TAD*Elishagayhidalgo*In My Kitchen*Chronic Chick Talk*SpicyBugz World*The Certified Pinoy Blogger*Make Money Online With Makoy*Makoy's Take On the Arts*bmf1blog*Pinay Mom Blogs*Techno Techniques*Call Center Gal*Manilenio*Barako Brew*Basketball Daily*Blissful Weddings*Justin Germino*Mom's Cafe*Sports 2000*Steam Powered Rings*The Lady Programmer*Lake Trees*House Home Garden*Health Nut Wannabee Mom*Dragon Blogger*Bizphere*Seek No More*Pinoy Copywriter*Ethereal Heaven*My Digiscraps Creation*Melting Chocolate*Of Cats*A Sound Of a Soft Breath*The Success*Joan Joyce*Pinoy Ambisyoso*Melo Villareal*PinoyCravings*Manong Ken's Carinderia*Mommy's Little Corner*IanAlcazar*WikiPika*Balay ni Bambit*Rambling Rose*Famous Circle*Living With Chronic Illness*Bombchell*Delish Dish*Entrecard Blog*Tamicks*John Monte *Pinoy Money Talk*Imagination Manifesto*Roxiticus Desperate Housewives*NetFreeSource*Lady Java Life's Pages*SpeedCatHollyDale*PinoyWebSurfer*Dear Bloggery*Father Blogger Dot Com*Bendzg*archondigital*TechJaws*Princess Sabrina*Big Money List*Zen Ventures
These are fantastic friends that I am grateful to have met and will continue to support and admire

PS. Leave a comment of your environmental article link here and I will be more than happy to add you to the list of bloggers for a cause starting here:

1. Metz - Empty Streets 1027 - 100 ways to help save our environment
2. Liza
3. Pie
4. iWalk
5. Shydub
6. Beyond Feron Dot Com
7. Housewife@work

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25 comment(s) to... “Empty Streets Tag Special: Let's Save Our World Meme”


Mizé said...

Hi Metz!
I was getting ready to go to bed but saw your comment. Maybe you´re online right now.
Thanks for tagging me in this awsome task. Saving our world is very important and it´s in everyone´s hands.
I´ll be back later to read this post properly and participate in this tag.
My mother has finally decided to live here with us and I´ve been busy with work and her things. I have no time left for EC drops...
A good Sunday to you! :)
Take care and have plenty of rest (if you can)

Snow said...

Wow, these save the world meme is awesome. I do agree with you that we must take care of our mother earth!

Metz said...

Hi Mize,

aww at least now one of your worries has been taken care of and things am sure will be looking up for yah soon. My prayers are always with yah. xoxo

Metz said...
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Metz said...

Hi Snow,

wow your fast hehehe, was working through my list of friends today to tag yah heheh but since you are here come and join in to help our planet :) xoxo

George Serradinho said...

Hi Metz,

I don't know if my previous comment went through.

Sorry that I haven't been here in a while, things have been hectic. Glad to hear you are still doing well.

Metz said...

Hi George,

Glad to hear from you too. I wasnt able to visit your site since google tagged it as blocked due to malware but today was pleasantly surprised that the block has finally been lifted that things are now back to normal :)

Crissy said...

Hi Metz! Thanks for always remembering me in your tags. Yours is such a longgggggggggg one.. hehehe.. ;)

Metz said...

Hi Crissy,

Of course I would always remember you hehehe :) And with a long tag like this I was hoping it would catch people's attention heheheh I guess it did :P

liza said...

Hi Metz! I'm done! hehe.


Monica said...

Thanks for tagging me Metz! wow this is such a long list ;-)

ShoutMeLoud said...

Great post and more over you have covered Great points here. This can be featured of Earth hour post where we try to conserve energy for an hour.

Instead we should make a habit to conserve the precious energy.

Meanwhile I love your blog style and template.

I will highly recommend you to move to wordpress since you write amazing post or go for a domain name.

Do let me know in case if you need help with the migration.

eastcoastlife said...

Hi Metz!
Nice to see you again.

I was looking down the long list and am glad to know I've been doing the right things to save the environment.

Thanks for the tag.

Metz said...

Hi Liza,

yayy posting your link as we speak. Thank you so much for your support. :) xoxo

Metz said...

Hi Monica,

aww you are more than welcome hehehe :) It is the least we can do for mother earth hehehe :) Keep cool always dear :) xoxo

Metz said...

Hi Harsh,

awww thanks so much for your kind words and support. I would be honored to be a part of earth hour. Hope things are well with you too. As for having my own domain name am not very sure about moving to wordpress, I tried it a couple of months back to see if I could get used to the system, didnt work out for me, but for having my own domain name hmm I would definitely like that and am considering it soon. I'll definitely keep you in mind. For now Keep cool always :) xoxo

Metz said...


yayyy am so happy to find that you too have found things that you are doing to help save our mother earth. I guess in more ways than we could imagine we owe this planet a lot. :) xoxo Keep cool always :)

Pie said...

Hi! I found the tag at Liza's and have posted it on my blog. Hope you can visit and add me to the master list. Thank you.

Life's Tricky Situations

Metz said...

Hi Pie,

Of course dear will be adding you to the master list now :) Thanks so much for participating :) xoxo

Mariuca said...

Oh I see the meme now Metz, sometimes it's hard to find ur older posts with ur current layout. Thanks for the tag!

iWalk said...

Sorry for the delay reply, Metz.

The whole blogspot.com was blocked since four days ago, I have to find a Proxy Server to visit your site!

I am so glad to be tagged by you! Yeah, I have a post about environmental: http://www.iwalku2.com/2009/03/travel-back-to-see-how-earth-changed-though-google-earth.html

I really love your post, I will share it on my facebook!

Metz said...

Hi Marzie,

aww am so sorry for that hehehe AM still trying to find other ways to make the site as user friendly as possible. But yayy am so glad that you liked the post too hehehe :) Keep cool always :) xoxo

Metz said...

Hi iWalk,

yayy am so glad for your participation. Yayyy will be posting the link now :) Keep cool always my friend. xoxo

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