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Pull the Plug

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dublin Zoo is part of the Pull the Plug campaign; an international campaign encouraging people to live a more sustainable lifestyle. By reducing the amount of energy we waste, we can save wildlife and money!

 

Did you know…..

….households in Ireland now spend around 10% of their electricity bill on standby power. So, €10 out of every €100 is wasted by leaving appliances on stand-by e.g. televisions, microwaves, computers etc.

Pull the Plug - Create a more sustainable lifestyle

Dublin Zoo is part of the Pull the Plug campaign; an international campaign encouraging people to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This means not using more than you need. You can do this by not wasting energy or water and making sure you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

 

Why is it important to be sustainable?

When we waste energy, water and materials we can damage the environment. When we damage the environment it is not only bad news for people but for wildlife too. So, by living a more sustainable life we can help people and wildlife!

 

Small actions can make a BIG difference

If lots of people do something small to make sure they don’t waste energy, together we can make a big difference. For example – a mobile phone charger left plugged in when not in use still uses electricity! If every visitor to European zoos unplugged their charger when not in use, together in one year, we would save enough energy to power almost 38,000 cars!!!

 

What you can do?

1)      When possible, don’t leave electrical appliances (e.g. televisions, computers, microwaves) on stand-by.

2)      Pledge to pull the plug  -www.poletopolecampaign.org/join-the-campaign/ This website is gathering pledges from around the world to monitor how much energy we can save if everyone makes some simple changes to save energy.

3)      Sign the petition to the EU asking them to keep global warming under the 2⁰C - http://www.poletopolecampaign.org/it-is-time-to-act-2-degrees-is-the-limit/

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