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美国人“脱离电网”过节能生活

http://www.sina.com.cn 2008年05月27日03:20 新闻晨报

  □董倩妮(新华社供本报特稿)

  面对不断上涨的住房和能源价格,越来越多美国人开始选择“脱离电网”式节能生活。风能和太阳能的利用不仅环保,还帮助这些节能先锋省去大笔花销。路透社26日评论说,节能或许成为未来美国家庭生活方式的主流。

  从此不需要供电公司

  建筑师托德·博阿塔伊算得上美国节能生活的先锋之一。20多年前买下山顶一片土地后,他根据自己的用电需要建造了一座节能式住宅。他在家中独自开发风能和太阳能,从此过起不需要供电公司的“脱离电网”式节能生活。

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Comment:

地大物博、资源丰富一向是加拿大引以为荣的骄傲,但是随着全球能源价格的不断上涨,目前丰富的资源也将面临紧张的状态。 因此,节约能源是势在必行的。虽然我们大部分人不能像那些美国人那样建造“节能住宅”,但是我们还是能在平常的生活中尽自己的一份力量。特别是现在春暖花开的时节,我们做起来也比较方便。

爬楼梯

六层以下的住户或办公室上下楼时走楼梯,即节约能源,又锻炼身体。有关数字表明,写字楼电梯耗能占总耗能的比例为8%,酒店电梯耗能占总耗能的比例为10%。

骑单车

骑自行车出行即节约了能源又锻炼了身体,使用它的过程中还不会排放废气 。在欧洲,很多人为了减少因驾车而带来的空气污染愿意骑自行车上班,这样的人被视为环保卫士而受到尊敬。自行车和公共交通的结合使用已成为城市交通发展的方向。

坐公交

尽量乘坐公车出行,公车可以用较少的能源运送较多的人。一条行车道如果供私家车使用,每小时最多只能通过700辆车,2000人左右,但是如果该车道专供快速公交使用,却可以运送15000人左右。

换灯泡

请将家中的普通灯泡换为节能灯泡,并且要购买经过“节能认证”的产品。在相同光通量条件下,节能灯比白炽灯可节约电能80%,用於购买节能灯的费用,在8-10个月的电费节馀中就可以收回。

不待机

家庭和办公室内的各种电器,如电视、电脑等,请在不使用的情况下关掉电源。这一小小的举动既可以帮您节省电费,又为保护环境出了力。

购绿电

“绿电”即可再生能源产生的电能。可再生能源是指太阳能、风能、生物质能和海洋能等可以永续利用的能源。化石燃料是指煤炭、石油、天然气等不能再生的能源。在有条件的情况下,购买“绿电”虽然需要多付出一点点的钱,但却能减少化石燃料发电对环境的破坏,还能够扶持可再生能源产业。

comments by carol chen.
 

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GreenLife’s Survey

We are currently conducting a survey about reusable bags, and viability of
GreenLife initiative of making totebags.

Please fill out the survey and return it back to me as soon as possible.
Additionally, if you can please send them to your friends.

– Clara Kwan, volunteer of Green Life 
 

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Green Life at ‘Famous 2007’

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Green Life was at ‘Famous 2007’, the 3rd annual singing competition organized by RProduction Team.  We had a kiosk at the entrance, spreading the environmental message to the young chinese in Montreal. 

It was a bit tough in the beginning, facing many rejections.  By the end, we did have tons of FUN and did manage to recruit some new people to help us.  We also hand out bookmarks with environmental tips, which are printed on recyclable paper.  Hope they work!

After the show ended, Laine took the initiative to pick up recyclables at the venue.  This includes flyers and all the bright orange ‘pang pang’.  Those are reyclable because it’s soft plastic!  a big THANK YOU to Laine. 

About the concert.  At17 was really cool.  Love their energy and sincerity.  Do you know they work with Green Peace Hong Kong?  We need more young people like them to stop climate change and build a better future!

ho la! comments ha la!

sandra

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Clean up Chinatown Interview (2007/09/08)

Carol talks about Green Life’s role in the clean up event!

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Kiosk – Sidewalk Sale – 08/2007

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Greenlife wants to thank the many dedicated volunteers who worked on our ever-improving kiosk on our last sidwalk sale of 2007! Big thanks to Carol and Laine, who after staying up till 2am the night before, still managed to stand for 4-6 hours hard selling environmental ideas. We had a lot of fun because performances at the side walk sale were going on at the same time, and the MC paid us special tribute!!! It is a good feeling to know our effort is appreciated. But of course, nothing would have worked if we did not have an attractive LOGO. So thanks to Christine and Butlau for their creativity and advice which we will continue to harness. – shuyi

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Sandra on Sino-Montreal this week (2007/08/27)

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Radio Centre-Ville (3 of 3)

Minutes 33 to 41, on recycle bins (in Cantonese language):

http://home.sus.mcgill.ca/~csam/files/et-caetera_radio-centre-ville_20070715.mp3

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Cedric’s account of a day in Green Life

We met up at 6:30PM at Concordia and had a 7-hour long meeting spanning three locations within the city of Montreal. Some of the biggest issues we raised involved Green Life’s role with the various groups it collaborates with. We also prepped for an eventual kiosk in Chinatown in two weeks from now. It’s going to be green – really green. – Cedric

Sandra’s account of the 7-hour meeting: For me, the biggest issue we discussed was putting together Green Life’s mission statement, learning about team’s motivation and expectations, etc. That was the most rewarding experience for me, so far, since the birth of Green Life.
Green Life is results-driven. And we are not just an after-school program. We are here to stay, to help our own community to become more ecologically sustainable. – Sandra

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Radio Centre-Ville (2 of 3)

Minutes 36 to 44 of the following clip:

http://home.sus.mcgill.ca/~csam/files/et-caetera_radio-centre-ville_20070708.mp3

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Sandra Lee de Green Life dans le magazine Voir

Dans le cadre de son projet “Mobilisation Interculturelle pour l’Environnement” (MIE), Sandra Lee est interviewée par l’hebdomadaire gratuit Voir en compagnie de sa collègue Lidia Guennaoui:

http://voir.ca/actualite/actualite.aspx?iIDArticle=52253

MIE’s website can be found at http://miemontreal.wordpress.com/. The title of the article, “Environnement raisonnable”, refers to the reasonable accommodation debate that is currently raging in the province of Quebec.

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