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Goodnight and good karma

Time’s latest issue, entitled The Global Warming Survival Guide, is chocked full of interest bits.

The one I choose to highlight, 51 things you can do to make a difference, is actually easier to read on the magazine than online. But I’m not going to mail you all a copy of the issue (carbon footprint disaster!).

It doesn’t completely turn over any new ideas about how you can conserve energy, but what it does effectively is point out how much energy you will save if you tackle small things. My part? From now one, I will shut down my computer at night, rather than putting it to sleep. The anger I will have waiting every morning to boot it up is greatly outweighed by the pleasure I shall receive by reducing my emissions.

Bonus: here’s some great outside-the-box thinking from UPS

United Parcel Service took a detour to the right on its way to curb CO2 emissions. In 2004, UPS announced that its drivers would avoid making left turns. The time spent idling while waiting to turn against oncoming traffic burns fuel and costs millions each year. A software program maps a customized route for every driver to minimize lefts.

In metro New York, UPS has reduced CO2 emissions by 1,000 metric tons since January. Today 83% of UPS facilities are heading in the right direction; within two years, the policy will be adopted nationwide.

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