As the world's local bank, HSBC helps individuals and companies from around
the world manage their finances. We believe that every industry and every person
can help make the world a better place for the future -- one small change at a time. That's why we're so proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Hands On New York Day 2008. Below are a few things we all can do to stay green this year.
Go Green: A few tips
If just 100,000 more people started recycling, we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 42,000 tons per year.
Use your feet
Every gallon of gas sends about 20
pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Try biking or walking when you can.
Paper? Plastic? No thanks
Paper or plastic bags can take
centuries to decompose. Why not bring
a reusable bag when you shop?
Reduce paper waste
By managing your accounts online,
you can save up to 20 pieces of paper
each month. If everyone in the U.S. did
this, we'd save up to 18.5 million trees
Use energy-efficient bulbs
Lighting accounts for 20% of all
electricity consumed in the U.S.
Energy-efficient bulbs use 66% less
energy and last 10 times longer.
Heather Malkin is Director,
Community & Philanthropic Services,
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.