Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. If we do nothing to stop it, climate change will cause severe water shortages, rising sea levels will swallow cities, and pest outbreaks will sicken people and kill crops. One of the early signs we are already experiencing is an increase in extreme weather events such as destructive storms, drought and floods.
SmashingApps and FileBanker are teaming up to do their part for the environment. Average American consumes more than 700 pounds of paper per year, highest compared to anywhere else in the world. Hundreds of thousands of trees are cut down per day to support the consumption of paper that can be easily avoided.
SmashingApps believes that we can change that by helping people save and share their documents electronically instead of printing them out each time. We do not want you to print so much so we are offering 500 GB file hosting accounts for free at FileBanker. You will need to enter “smashingapps” in the promo code field. You can use these accounts to share all your documents without ever having to print anything.
Climate Change is a global issue and adapting green habits is good for the environment, but who knew it can get us great deals too. Here are some great environmental benefits for us if we always remember these to follow in our daily life.
- Turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use.
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and energy.
- Plant trees to shade your home.
- Use solar power for home and water heating.
- Ask your employer to consider flexible work schedules or telecommuting.
- Install a low-flow shower head.
- Copy and print on both sides of paper.
- Unplug seldom used appliances.
- Use e-mail instead of paper correspondence.
- Buy products that you can reuse.
- Buy rechargeable batteries for devices used frequently.
- Buy the right amount of paint for the job.
- Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup.
All you have to do to get your free 500 GB file hosting accounts is to suggest that how to stop Climate Change by going Green and make a promise to follow this. When giving your suggestion and making a promise please post a link to this post. You can make it in any of the following ways…
Post it on Twitter, post it on your blog, or post a video of it on YouTube, or create a picture and post it on Flickr. Actually the promise is to do one green thing and share that message with all their contacts. You can make your promise anyway you like as long as we can verify it and don’t forget to follow us on twitter.
Once you have made the pledge post the link to your promise in the comments below and sign up for your free file hosting account using this form you will need to enter “smashingapps” in the promo code field. The last date to create your free account will be Friday, November 13, 2009.
Here are some sample promises you can post on twitter
* I promise to turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use. Do you?
* I promise to copy and print on both sides of paper. Do you?
* I promise to buy recycled paper if printing is really necessary. Do you?
* I promise to avoid miss-printing and if happens I will keep that pages for rough drafts. Do you?
* I promise to use e-mail instead of paper correspondence. Do you?
I promise to turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use. Do you? http://twitter.com/SmashingApps/status/5573822809
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