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Green phones

 

Via Mobilkoll (mobile side) and Treehugger (green life side) I have seen that Sony Ericsson has released a new concept phone with environmental goodies:

  • bio-plastic housings
  • recycled plastic keypads
  • zero charger with 3.5mW standby power
  • HTML based e-manuals
  • game style educational application ‘Ecomate’
  • environmentally conscious packaging.

Not bad, not bad. I like the packaging and the owl thing ^_^

But most important is the environmental warranty, that states: “when any Sony Ericsson product is taken to a designated collection point, Sony Ericsson will recycle this product in an environmentally sound way. This warranty is valid globally, regardless of where the product was originally purchased”.They have already 500 collection points.

Awesome, that is some fact and more than just words or concepts.

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Queensborough Community Centre 604.525.7388

Everyone can help, and no step is too small

Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 25, 2010

Queensweep – Earth Day is a community driven clean up to clean our communities’ waterways, parks and other areas.

The clean-ups have recovered hundreds of pounds of debris from plastic bags, shopping carts, cans, bikes to car tires.

Beyond just trash removal, the clean-ups provide the opportunity to educate people about wildlife, natural habitats and the effects we have on the natural world in hopes to minimize our impacts.

So pitch in and help preserve our community and keep it clean and beautiful.

Volunteers are treated entertainment, refreshments and BBQ after the big clean up.

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B.C. reduces consumption of electricity by 1.04 per cent during Earth Hour:

British Columbians cut their electricity consumption by a slim 1.04 per cent during Earth Hour Saturday night, according to the province’s power provider.

This reduction is down from previous years, with 2009 registering a 1.1-per-cent decrease and 2008 boasting a 2.0-per-cent reduction, according to BC Hydro’s statistics.

Vancouver’s power consumption between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday was slightly better than the overall provincial average with a 1.4 per cent decrease, according to BC Hydro spokeswoman Simi Heer.

Burns Lake clocked the largest meter-savings in the province with a seven-per-cent decrease.

Critics of Earth Hour, the annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about climate change, say that any reduction during this hour tends to be bookended by spikes in electricity usage before and after that time as consumers merely shift their usage. But Heer maintained that this did not appear to be the case in B.C.

“There wasn’t a spike or increase afterwards,” said Heer. “There’s a natural reduction in our energy load anyway during this time, so the load continues to decrease throughout the night every Saturday night. So when we do the results, we subtract the natural load from the overall reduction.”

In a press release Sunday, BC Hydro put the single percentage-point drop into perspective, saying, “If British Columbians implemented the same conservation measures just one hour every evening, the combined savings would be enough to power close to 2,200 homes for an entire year.”

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Earth Hour is coming on March 27th, 2010!

The City of NEw Westminster is proud to once again participate in Earth Hour.

Join us and millions around the world, by turning off all unnecessary lights and equipment between 8:30 and 9:30pm.

Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to hekpo naje a difference and show your commitment to fighting climate change!

For more information please visit http://wwf.ca/earthhour/

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Turn out your light,

show support


In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.

Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future.

3 Steps to get involved


1. Join Earth Hour

Sign up now to become part of the Earth Hour movement, add yourself to the map and receive email updates with all the latest Earth Hour news.

2. Show your support

Whether you are an individual a business a school or a city you can show your support by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, 8.30PM Saturday 27 March 2010. Check out the other ways that you can show your support.

3. Spread the word

Get the word out about Earth Hour by working your social network for the planet. Add an Earth Hour banner to your blog, tag your tweets @earthhour or update your Facebook status to tell your friends that you’re supporting Earth Hour 2010.

Source – Earth Hour

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Campbell River

 

Apr 19, 2010  

 

Apr 23, 2010  

 

Campbell River Earth Day

 

City of Campbell River

Houston Apr 18, 2010   Apr 24, 2010   Earth Expo & Events A Rocha Canada
Nelson Apr 24, 2010   Apr 24, 2010   Earth Day West Kootenay EcoSociety
Powell River Apr 24, 2010   Apr 24, 2010   Earth Day Pebble in the Pond Environmental Society
Richmond Apr 17, 2010   Apr 17, 2010   Cambie Community Cleanup East Richmond Community Association
Vancouver Apr 7, 2010   Apr 7, 2010   Community Potluck: Earth Day Celebration! Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
Vancouver Apr 22, 2010   Apr 22, 2010   UBC Foreshore Cleanup UBC Health Safety

Source Earth Day Canada

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Earth Day provides the opportunity for positive actions and results.

First launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement.

Earth Day is a powerful catalyst for change. The first Earth Day, spearheaded by Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Denis Hayes, involved 20 million participants in teach-ins that addressed decades of environmental pollution. The event inspired the US Congress to pass clean air and water acts, and establish the Environmental Protection Agency to research and monitor environmental issues and enforce environmental laws.

In 1990, two million Canadians joined 200 million people in 141 nations in celebrating the first International Earth Day. In many countries, the global event brought pressure on heads of state to take part in the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to address issues such as climate change and the world wide loss of species.

In Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month to accommodate the profusion of events and projects. They range from large public events, such as Victoria’s Earth Walk (5,000 participants), Edmonton’s Earth Day Festival at Hawrelak Park (30,000 participants), and Oakville, Ontario’s Waterways Clean-up (2,000 participants) to the thousands of small, private events staged by schools, employee groups and community groups.

Source Earth Day Canada

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