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Best Documentary by the Environmental Media Association
“EMA’s work is imperative and by bringing together like-minded individuals in this way, the numerous devastating issues we are currently facing will soon be outnumbered by solutions.”
Large-scale changes are needed. Here is an illustration about how one very small, seemingly insignificant action can make a big difference -- if it's connected. Did you know...
Americans could save more than 4 billion dollars per year and avoid over 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions if our tires were properly inflated? That’s the amount of pollution produced by the annual energy use of nearly 2 million homes! A 5-minute tire pressure check can save money, avoid emissions, improve auto safety and slow tire wear. But how can we incorporate this powerful act into our busy lives, ideally in a way that helps others to do the same?
Alica Johnson-Grafe, Head of Brixham Montessori Friends School, Students: Desi Sico, age 9, Oscar Miller, age 7
Student, Julia Hepp, age 10
"That’s a job for a Save Wave! People in York Maine are using two donated air compressors to check and inflate their tires while they work. They then pass the compressors on to a neighboring organization. Early participants include a hospital, hardware store, bank, school, and church. Drivers who will save $10-100 per year on gas are asked to contribute $1 each so that York can offer compressors to two more towns. If each participating town or large neighborhood can, after 1 month each, extend the program to two more towns, the program could engage most people in the USA within a year." - Gregory Norris Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Through Handprinter and SaveWave creative individual actions and outreach generate ripple effects to touch and heel our communities and the globe.