Evolution of the North Pole – photos from Nasa
More than 3 sizes of the United Kingdom have already disappeared. The gulf-stream has been
slowing down its speed to 30%.
United Nations Climate Change Conference & NGO Forum Copenhagen
7th – 18th Dec 2009
Dear brothers and sisters,
Environment Initiatives –
is a BK project for the support of saving the environment.
Initiated by Holland & Inspired by the United Nations
Climate Change Conference & NGO Forum hold in
Copenhagen 7th – 18th December 2008.
How are we contributing to the environment as a Brahma Kumaris or
How can we serve the elements?
Simpl ic i ty , Cooperat ion, Love, Respec t , Responsib i l i ty…etc a l l the se
va lues contr ibute at the indiv idual and col l e c t ive l eve l s .
In addit ion, the fo l lowing information is compil ed as some suggest ed
ways to serve the e l ement s in our prac t ical l i f e and share with your
f r iends, re la t ives e t c .
. . .When we change, the wor ld changes…
Environment Init ia t ives Team
v Keep air conditioners at 25.5 degrees C or use fans instead, shades or
blinds in sunny rooms
v Clean air conditioners, dehumidifiers, clean and dry filters regularly.
Water cooling air conditioners can save as much as 50% of AC energy
v Turn lights/fans if not needed. Turn off stereos and computers when they are not
in use - these appliances still use 10-60% of power even when on ‘stand by’. A power strip is a
practical way to switch off VCR, and DVD player stand-by losses; you can cut off all 3 devices
v Don’t leave chargers for mobile phones plugged in when not in use.
v Cover pans when cooking. Avoid over cooking.
v Only boil as much water as you need.
v Avoid opening fridge/freezer doors for longer than necessary. Keep
fridge at the right temperature. Defrost regularly and maintain airtight
v Use energy saving CFL (compact fluorescent light b