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Stop Global Warming

Posted by Flipper Museum On July - 3 - 2015Comments Off on Stop Global Warming

Stop Global Warming Poster
Stop Global Warming Poster

Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures, the effect of global warming and climate change will have enormous impacts of penguins, sea turtles and other wildlife. This changes are predicted to cause the extinction of many species over the next few decades. Stop Global Warming, the solution is you!

Few things you can do to reduce global warming:

    1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Do your part to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables.

 

    1. Use less heat and air conditioning. Adding insulation to your windows, rooftops, walls and attic, by reducing the amount of energy you need to heat and cool your home.

 

    1. Change a light bulb. Replace regular light bulbs with LED light bulbs to reduce energy consumption.

 

    1. Drive less and drive smart. When you do drive, make sure your car is running efficiently.

 

    1. Buy energy-efficient products. When it’s time to buy a new car, choose one that offers good gas mileage. Buy home appliances with energy-efficient label.

 

    1. Use less hot water to reduce your energy consumption.

 

    1. Use the ‘Off’ switch. Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off the switches when you leave a room.

 

    1. Green your home. Plan a tree, a single tree will absorb approximately one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime.

 

  1. Encourage others to conserve, share information about recycling and energy conservation with your friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Feel free to share the two poster images.

April 22nd is Earth Day.

Posted by Flipper Museum On April - 20 - 2011Comments Off on April 22nd is Earth Day.

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded byUnited States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.  Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.

According to Senator Nelson, the moniker “Earth Day” was “an obvious and logical name” suggested by “a number of people” in the fall of 1969, including, he writes, both “a friend of mine who had been in the field of public relations” and “a New York advertising executive,” Julian Koenig. Koenig, who had been on Nelson’s organizing committee in 1969, has said that the idea came to him by the coincidence of his birthday with the day selected, April 22; “Earth Day” rhyming with “birthday,” the connection seemed natural. Other names circulated during preparations—Nelson himself continued to call it the National Environment Teach-In, but press coverage of the event was “practically unanimous” in its use of “Earth Day,” so the name stuck.

Earth Day Network was founded by Denis Hayes and the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 and by other national organizers, including Pam Lippe, to promote environmental activism and year-round progressive action, domestically and internationally. Earth Day Network members include NGOs, quasi-governmental agencies, local governments, activists, and others. Earth Day Network members focus on environmental education; local, national, and global policies; public environmental campaigns; and organizing national and local earth day events to promote activism and environmental protection. The international network reaches over 19,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the domestic program engages 10,000 groups and over 100,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental-protection activities throughout the year.

In observance of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Network created multiple global initiatives, ranging from a Global Day of Conversation with mayors worldwide, focusing on bringing green investment and building a green economy; Athletes for the Earth Campaign that brings Olympic, professional, and every day athletes’ voices to help promote a solution to climate change; a Billion Acts of Green Campaign which will aggregate the millions of environmental service commitments that individuals and organizations around the world make each year; to Artist for the Earth, a campaign the involves hundreds of arts institutions and artists worldwide to create environmental awareness. EDN mobilized 1.5 billion people in 170 countries to participate in these global events and programs.

EDN has helped create Earth Day organizations worldwide.

This year, Earth Day’s theme is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: A campaign by the Earth Day Network to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20.

Ready to take part in Earth Day 2011? Here is how you can get involved.

Information and images sourced from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
http://www.earthday.org/

Orcarina 6

Posted by Flipper Museum On March - 31 - 2011Comments Off on Orcarina 6

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This issue of Orcarina is all about Green. Here we explore the theme of eco sustainability, bringing you our favorite picks on the eco front. Read more.

Earth Hour 2011: It’s time to go beyond the hour

Posted by Flipper Museum On March - 23 - 2011Comments Off on Earth Hour 2011: It’s time to go beyond the hour

This Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, and add more to your Earth Hour.

From its inception as a single-city initiative — Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet.

Sign up to earthhour.org, switch off your lights for Earth Hour 2011, and share the positive actions you will sustain for earth beyond the hour.

An online platform beyondthehour has been launched, that captures and allows individuals, governments and organisations across the globe to share their actions, acting as a tool to showcase and inspire commitments to protect the one thing we all have in common – the planet.

8:30PM Saturday 27 March 2010: Don’t forget to turn your lights off!

Posted by Flipper Museum On March - 25 - 2010Comments Off on 8:30PM Saturday 27 March 2010: Don’t forget to turn your lights off!

On March 27, people and businesses around the world will turn off their lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. local time for Earth Hour, which was created to encourage people to become more aware of what they can do to help the environment.

“We would like Earth Hour to be a global pause — encouraging people to think about their impact and, more important, actually do something to help. Switching off the lights symbolizes that action that we allcould take in doing our part for the planet. Research locally has shown that this pause has resulted in further action to help make a difference. The idea of Earth Hour also doesn’t need to always be linked to lights (that’s why we didn’t call it “the big flick”) — it could also be about other aspects of the environment.”

– Todd Sampson, one of the creators of Earth Hour, CEO of Leo Burnett Australia

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, is organized by World Wildlife Fund, WWF. By March 2009, Earth Hour has grown to involve hundreds of millions of people in 4,159 cities, towns and municipalities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet. Below is the posters created by Shepard Fairey for 2009 Earth Hour and World Wildlife Fund.

Check out their official website to learn more about Earth Hour. Let’s join forces now and show your support by making a Virtual Lantern. Don’t forget to turn you lights off!