At JMA we are always looking for new ways to help the environment. Part of our kids traditional syllabus requires them to find ways to help their environment so that they can grade to the next level. We want to teach them the importance of leadership and how becoming a black belt isn't all about learning taekwondo - its about being a black belt in all areas of your life - including looking after your environment.
Its not just our kids that need to clean up the environment, we can all try to make a difference! Below is some important information from Box and Burner Phoebe Browning on how muchwe can all make changes -
Everyone knows that rising CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions are a cause for concern in the environment today.
An increased concentration of CO2 from human based sources, as well as other "greenhouse" gases, is a major contributor to global warming.
But did you know:
- watching TV on your flatscreen or plasma for 25 hours a week emits 276Kg of CO2 into the atmosphere per year
- boiling a kettle for about 5 hours per week emits a massive 794Kg of CO2 into the atmosphere per year
...and even leaving lights (regular, not halogen) on around the house, for around 24 hours per week, emits a massive 99Kg of CO2 into the atmosphere per year (PER LIGHTGLOBE!)
So the next time you watch TV or have the lights on, turn them off when you leave the room to do something else and then put them back on when you're in the room!
It's not just vehicles and industry that are slowly heating our poor planet!