365 social, economic and environmental moves
to become more engaged citizens and make each day a better world

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NELSON MANDELA DAY

July 18th was Nelson Mandela Day. With the theme Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day”, this date’s objective isto inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.”

Find more inspiration here: http://www.mandeladay.com

Title: Better Fuel Economy Tips
Source: http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/better-fuel-economy-tips-infographic/

Title: Better Fuel Economy Tips

Source: http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/better-fuel-economy-tips-infographic/

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - VI

If it is not extremely necessary, turn off the air-conditioning when driving in the city or at less than 45 mph (approx. 70 km/h) – instead, open your windows to fight the heat. However, when driving at higher speeds or on the highway, experts recommend to close the windows and turn on the AC – at best, though, at a steady temperature of 24-26 ºC. 

More info: http://zidbits.com/2012/01/does-driving-with-the-ac-on-actually-use-more-fuel/

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - V

Before leaving the house, plan beforehand so you can combine several errands in just one trip. This is a simple but effective tip to reduce waste of fuel and time!

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - IV

Drive in the right gear – change up or down the gear as soon as the car needs it. As a rule of thumb, 2000 r.p.m. can be used as the threshold to change gears. The following reference can also be useful:

· 1st gear: to get going (one vehicle length)
· 2nd gear: up to 25 kph/ 15 mph 
· 3rd gear: 25 - 40 kph/ 15 - 25 mph
· 4th gear: 40 - 50 kph/ 25 - 30 mph
· 5th gear: 50 kph+/ 30 mph+

More infohttp://www.greener-driving.net/site/tip3b.html

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - III

Avoid idling – if you are going to wait for more than 30 seconds with your car stopped, turn off the engine. Turning it off and on again will waste less fuel than idling for as little as 10 seconds!

More info: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/myths/idling.html

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - II

Regularly clean the trunk of your car and remove all non-necessary extra weight – every 100 pounds (approx. 45 kg) can reduce around 2% of fuel efficiency!

More info: http://www.dailyfueleconomytip.com/lighten-your-load/fuel-economy-tip-reduce-excess-weight/

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REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION - I

If you need to take the car (because taking public transport or going on foot or by bike is not possible), you can reduce fuel consumption by keeping an steady speed and avoid aggressive driving (e.g.: rapid acceleration and braking). This way, you can gain up to 33% fuel efficiency.

Also, try to keep your speed under 50 mph (approx. 80 km/h) – every 5mph above that increases use of fuel exponentially.

More info: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml

Uganda: Choice not Chance (English Version)

Title: The State of the World Population 2012: By Choice, not by Chance
Source: http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/swp/2012/UNFPA%20World%20Population%202012%20infographic%20v6.pdf.pdf

Title: The State of the World Population 2012: By Choice, not by Chance


Source: http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/swp/2012/UNFPA%20World%20Population%202012%20infographic%20v6.pdf.pdf

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