Making sandwiches all day seems like a peaceful enough job. In the background I can hear many different hums and beeps: the radio, chopping, boiling, refrigeration, customers and so on. None of this bothers me in the slightest. There is one sound that stands out above all else: the ceaseless drip of our kitchen faucets.
Out of curiosity and frustration, I put a large measuring cup under the drip and left it for a half-hour. Then, with much multiplying and division, I came out with this: 7117.5 gallons of water are wasted from that one tap each year. This needs to stop, and I'm going to do it.
A-in-chut (Shawn Atleo), BC Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, invited representatives of the nonprofit sector, labour and business to participate in a panel discussion on the environment and economy at their annual conference held in Nanaimo.
Yes I know, techies/geeks can adjust shutdown options on their computers to save energy. I do it too. This application tracks how many computers are using their program and the net energy savings in terms of KWhs, gallons of oil [barrels would be better - divide by 55] and the number of trees needed to balance the now saved carbon emissions.
As a beta program, right now the stats are basic and don't include the number of computers that team and/or companies have using the program, but I have a fix for that. See below.
I am entering a Masters program in Environmental Management at UBC with a focus on sustainable business the advancment of the business case for environmental sustainability. I would like to start living my new career path more fully by actively participat