Earth Friendly Products: Conserv-A-Store Press Release - Carrying On Earth Day Founder's Legacy
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Carrying On Earth Day Founder’s Legacy
ORLANDO, FLA July 6, 2005
When Porter McNeil read about Earth Day founder Senator Gaylord Nelson’s passing on July 3 rd, it was a poignant moment. “For some of us, that first Earth Day was more than just a reason to join in our school celebration for a day,” said Porter. “We’ve tried to make a small difference for the planet ever since.”
Raised in the Southeast USA , Porter moved to Orlando soon after college. “All of a sudden, it seemed, 2000 was here,” Porter said. “If I was going to do something, this was the millennium to do it in.” Before long, Conservastore was born.
It’s a website where people can find out about and buy earth-friendly products. Clients range from teenage New Zealanders to the U.S. Embassy in Kiev (“They bought solar lights.”) Any State Department repeats? “Not yet,” Porter said. “Solar lights last a long time.”
Porter’s 12 simple steps to make every day your personal Earth Day:
1. Keep your thermostat at 80 degrees in the summer, 65 in the winter.
2. Reduce lawn watering....Plant species native to your area take less water.....Summer months: plant annual trees on the west and south sides of your home.
4. Go solar. You can charge your phone or go totally off grid
6. Live in an apartment? Talk to the landlord about how you both can save Energy
7. And how about where you work? Every Workplace wants to be Green
8. Drive a hybrid. If no car a Bike and Public Transport Greens the Wallet and your Health
9. Use fluorescent and LED bulbs. They burn longer, less hot than incandescent.
10. Start a “new wave” with water-saving devices. Examples: low flow aerators, hands-free faucets, and 1.0 gallon flush toilets.
11. Hang your clothes out to dry. Even occasionally.
12. Have concern for fellow citizens.
The more efficiently you power your life, the more power there will be for the 6 billion other folks populating the planet. You've got the power.
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