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Simple Changes Matter

Simple Changes Matter

If every one of us changed one incandescent bulbs to a compact fluorescent (CFL), the reduction in pollution from power generation would be like taking 800,000 cars off the road.

Former marketing executive Stuart Hickox didn’t sit back when he read that stat while surfing the net; he took matters into his own hands by forming One Change, an organization that reminds us that even simple actions matter – they add up for big change.

One Change puts the tools for action into our hands. Take action now and be a part of global change.

Simple environmental actions add up, be they to save energy, fuel, or water. Incandescent bulbs waste 95% of the electricity that they consume as heat; 70% of vehicles have at least one tire with an inflation problem; if every one of us checked the tire pressure on our cars, Canadian drivers could save enough fuel to fill 257 Olympic size swimming pools.

Regular showerheads use 18 to 27 litres or more of water per minute; if every one of us switched to low-flow showerheads, we could each cut water use in showers by 50-70%.

Take Action

1. Simple Changes

Change a lightbulb in your house, Check your tire pressure, and turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
• Run a Doors Closed campaign in your community.
Host a party and make one simple change or action with a group of people.
Volunteer with One Change to reach out and give your community the tools they need to act.
Start a movement to create a network of actions to help conserve and protect the environment

2. Social Media

• Follow  Stuart Hickox and One Change on Twitter.
• Become a fan of One Change on Facebook.

3. Sign on

Sign up for simple steps from National Resource Development Council that you can take to make a big difference.
Donate to One Change to expand their campaign initiatives throughout North America.
Share other ideas for small actions as ideas for new campaigns on One Change’s website.

Leave a comment here and on Stuart’s webisode with other ideas on how to take action!

4. Spread the word

• Tell 10 friends that switching one single light bulb from incandescent to compact fluorescent (CFL) could save 800,000 cars worth of pollution from being emitted.
Share Stuart Hickox’s GreenHeroes webisode using our neat Sharelizer widget. You can post videos on your blog or website by simply following the directions on our site.

Remember – in the battle to save the planet, simple actions matter: Share your ideas on how you’re making simple changes in your home, at work, or on the move, by entering our contest, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize, including being featured on TV as our next GreenHero! Contest details and more information can be found here.

Comments and Green Actions

Lisa Lionheart
Lisa Lionheart 2010-10-10 7:22pm

Too true...I try to use cloth bags and my re-usable mug, and I'm definitely careful about how much water I use and energy (e.g. lights)

Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin 2010-10-04 5:31pm

Simple changes do matter, but I'm always aware that my choices need to influence and inspire other people to action, or I'm just one person making little impact.

John Bessai 2010-10-03 9:31am

I think that simple changes are the answer for sure and I am super inspired by Stuart and his campaign.


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