Have you ever wondered which animals call Antarctica home? How about whether Antarctica has always been covered by ice? Do people even live there? If any of these questions have run through your mind, then our NEW 3D film Antarctica: On the Edgeis a must-see.
Antarctica’s environmental conditions can influence the whole earth’s weather, ocean currents and climate. Here are 5 ways you can decrease your carbon footprint to improve the situation for this rapidly changing continent:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that recycling 10 plastic bottles saves enough energy for a laptop to function for up to 25 hours. You can also save the energy equivalent of consuming 322 gallons of gasoline by recycling one ton of office paper!
The next time you’re visiting your local grocery store, don’t forget to grab those reusable bags! Reducing the packaging that goes along with your purchases has a tremendous impact on our environment.
Take a walk
The ideal solution to lowering your carbon footprint in regards to transportation would be to walk. But when that isn’t possible, consider carpooling with at least one other person, or using public transit. If you’re planning a trip that requires air travel, check out some of the most fuel efficient airlines.
Consuming less meat
The demand for livestock industries to raise cows, chickens and pigs strain the environment immensely. These greenhouse gas emissions rival those produced by cars and trucks. Making simple and sustainable diet changes by following a more whole food, plant-based diet can help.
LED light bulbs
By replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, you (and the environment) benefit in more ways than one. According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, LEDs use up to 80 percent less energy than your standard compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Not only are you spending less annually, but also, these energy-efficient bulbs even last longer.
Antarctica is now playing at OSC and is guaranteed to intrigue curious minds of all ages. In the film, you will learn just how fragile Antarctica really is, and why we consider it the planet’s beating heart. Please check our theater schedule for upcoming showtimes.
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