Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Don't wash your jeans often, fight climate change..

Wear your jeans at least thrice before washing them and then do so in cold water, don't use the dryer and not the iron either, says the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). By following these practices, people can consume up to five times less energy, according to a 30-second TV spot prepared by the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE).
For the user, the effect of reducing the number of washes will be to reduce the need for electricity, water and detergent, the UNEP official says. "The choice of the detergent itself is also important. Washing at a lower temperature reduces environmental impacts. "Moreover, elimination of tumble drying, which uses around 60 per cent of the use phase energy, and ironing, in combination with the lower wash temperature, leads to around 50 per cent reduction in global climate change impact of the product."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

'Co-education improves academic performance of boys'

ya thats true... a new study has revealed tht the presence of girls in class helps make it more quite n peaceful. It also fosters a better relationship between students and their teachers, the researchers in Israel have found in their study.
"Being with more girls is good for everybody. We find that both boys and girls do better when there are more girls in the class," according to lead researcher Analia Schlosser of Tel Aviv University. Boys with more female peers in their classes showed higher enrolment rates in both advanced mathematics and science classes, but overall benefits were found in all grades for both sexes. "It appears that this effect is due to the positive influence the girls are adding to the classroom environment," the ScienceDaily quoted Prof Schlosser as saying.

this is all about studies done in foreign countires.. lets see if this is also applicable in India!!!


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