GREEN ACTION AROUND THE WORLD
Shoppers must pay an extra 15 cents for each
plastic shopping bag they take home.
Recycling in Seattle, Washington, and Madison,
optional. It’s backed by aggressively enforced laws. By 2009,
200 miles of bicycle lanes will be available in New York City, New
BRASIL AND ARGENTINA
Many cars and trucks in Brazil
and Argentina run on biodiesel fuel – an
eco-friendly blend of diesel fuel and alcohols made from plants, such
as algae or sugarcane.
Commuters and tourists in Paris, France have
20,000 cheap, rentable bikes at their disposal.
In Kenya a woman started a project that has
planted more than 40 million trees so far.
Germany produces more electricity from wind power than any other country.
Unlike coal or oil, wind power is clean and renewable.
Once a month, residents of Beijing, China are encouraged to participate
in No Car Day, during which everyone walks, bicycles, or rides public
Many office buildings in Japan are no cooler than 82 deg F in the
summer. To keep comfy, employees are encouraged to trade in their
suits for a short sleeves.
All public buses and most taxis in New Delhi, India run on compressed
natural gas, which produces less pollution than regular gasoline.
Pakistan is beginning to provide some citizens with energy produced
Incandescent lightbulbs will be banned in Australia by 2009. Residents
are replacing them with energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.