Monday, June 18, 2007

A very inconvenient truth

Last Saturday we changed the lighting elements at our offices. Both of us had those triple halogen sets and kept on getting their bulbs burnt. So, soon after watching An Inconvenient Truth Nitsi and I agreed to pay a visit to Ikea and get ourselves a few of those compact fluorescent light bulb (cfl). CFLs use 60% less energy than a regular bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. If every family in the U.S. made the switch, we’d reduce carbon dioxide by more than 90 billion pounds! You can purchase CFLs online from the Energy Federation.

I was truly shocked after seeing this movie. I really thought I understand how bad things are but I certainly didn't.

The official An Inconvenient Truth website is a great resource for anyone who have seen this fantastic documentary and wishes to stay tuned. It also offers some official posters such as the one below. I think I am going to have its rss integrated into my side bar so i can keep an eye on whats going on. just in case.

If you are interested to know how you can help minimizing the problem, here are some important places to start with:

The average American generates about 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year from personal transportation, home energy use and from the energy used to produce all of the products and services we consume. CALCULATE YOUR PERSONAL IMPACT to see how much CO2 you produce each year.


You have the power to make a difference. Small changes to your daily routine can add up to big changes in helping to stop global warming.

Learn about other ways that movies are inspiring people to make a difference at

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