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29/8/16, USD33 mn to Finance Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure in the Caribbean »»
Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide USD33,000,000 towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region. At least 50 percent of the funds will be used to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. The agreement was signed last month at … Continue reading
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26/8/16, Successful Implementation of Bioenergy Course »»
  Belmopan, Belize; August 26, 2016 – According to Belize policy targets, the country aims at increasing its share of renewable energy. Till now Bioenergy, especially Biogas, is not utilized on industrial scales in Belize. To help achieve this goal and build capacity in this sector, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in cooperation … Continue reading
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25/8/16, Caribbean Climate Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Programme »»
LaunchIT GreenTech is the first programme of its kind in the Caribbean which is designed to promote the growth and development of clean technology companies within the Caribbean. Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a six-month curriculum that focuses on business modelling, prototype development, go-to-market strategy, financing and creation of industry connections that clean technology start-ups … Continue reading
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24/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Use real plants for class pets »»
#5CsDailyTips If your classroom has a pet turtle, lizard or fish, use real plants instead of synthetic or plastic plants. It’s better for the greater environment, as well as your little friend. Summer holidays have come to an end and schools have reopened across the region.  There are several ways to ‘Go Green’ in your … Continue reading
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22/8/16, 27 persons seeking a spot on BVI’s Climate Change Trust Fund Board »»
Residents now have the opportunity to give their assessment of 27 persons who are seeking to sit on the Climate Change Trust Fund Board of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The Trust Fund is a newly established and independent scheme aimed at raising money to tackle the territory’s climate change-related issues, by increasing energy efficiency … Continue reading
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22/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Plan an end-of-the-day room check »»
#5CsDailyTips Summer holidays have come to an end and schools have reopened across the region.  There are several ways to ‘Go Green’ in your classroom. Over next few days, we will feature some projects that teachers can engage students to make  eco-conscious choices while taking real steps to save our planet.   During the last few … Continue reading
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18/8/16, The documents being downloaded about Climate Change in CARICOM States »»
For the month of July 2016, a total of 33,665 documents were retrieved from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre’s (CCCCC) Regional Clearinghouse. A list of the top 20 documents are listed in the table below. If you would like to research and read other documents from CARICOM member states visit the CCCCC’s Clearinghouse. The … Continue reading
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17/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Climate change increases our exposure to harmful pollutants. Increased ground-level ozone is associated with impaired lung function as well as increased emergency room visits and hospital admissions for asthma. In addition, more frequent and intense wildfires can increase particulate matter exposure, which is linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness. … Continue reading
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16/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Changing climate intensifies weather-related disasters like wildfires and floods that threaten public safety. Sadly, the health dangers of extreme weather events don’t stop when the disaster ends. In the aftermath, countless more people live in unhealthy conditions and suffer from mental health repercussions like anxiety and PTSD. Here’s what you can do to avoid causing wildfires: … Continue reading
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15/8/16, Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. »»
  On a warming Earth, seas inevitably rise, as ice on land melts and makes its way to the ocean. And not only that — the ocean itself swells, because warm water expands. We already know this is happening — according to NASA, seas are currently rising at a rate of 3.5 millimeters per year, which … Continue reading
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15/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Health Effects of Climate Change »»
#5CsDailyTips Warmer weather exacerbates the risks of strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks, and the spread of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya. Zika is also causing serious risks to pregnant mothers and the elderly. Climate change and extreme weather events are threatening our health today, and if left unaddressed, will lead to … Continue reading
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15/8/16, Management of Water Resources for Climate CHange Adaptation Webinar »»
A webinar on the Integrated Management of Water Resources for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture: Experiences from the Caribbean is being held on Tuesday August 16, 8:00 Belize/10:00 ECS/11:00 Suriname at the IICA office. The speakers include Kevon Rhiney from the University of the West Indies and Carlos Fuller, the International and Regional Liaison Officer for … Continue reading
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12/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips When you save vegetable seeds, you save money on gardening, become more food self-sufficient, create new, custom varieties of vegetables that grow best in your backyard and have fun in the process! #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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11/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Always practice crop rotation and intercropping in order to utilise your land properly. It is the practice of growing of different crops in the same area in sequential seasons with an aim to get maximum products with minimum cost and to increase soil fertility. You can practice crop rotation of tomatoes with cabbages, or potatoes. Is this … Continue reading
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10/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Mulching is a a great way to prevent weeds from springing up in your garden, but it’s also an ideal method of conserving soil moisture. In areas with watering restrictions, this is especially important. Add a 2 to 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice to your garden beds and around landscape plants. … Continue reading
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10/8/16, Vacancy – Legal Water Expert »»
UNOPS is seeking to recruit a Legal Water Expert to develop a national Water Legislation/Act for the government of Mauritius. Vacancy code: VA/2016/B5303/10626 Position title: Legal Water Expert Level: ICS-11 Department/office: AFR, KEOH, Kenya Duty station: Home based Contract type: International ICA Contract level: IICA-3 Duration: 4 months Application period: 10-Aug-2016 to 18-Aug-2016 For more … Continue reading
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9/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Whenever you are chopping vegetables for a meal, you can save the excess bits you’ve cut off of the vegetables that are well-suited for making soup stock such as onion skins, stems of leafy greens, carrot ends, etc. Store all of these in a  bag in your freezer, and when you’ve gotten a good stash … Continue reading
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9/8/16, Notice of Award of Contract »»
Supply and Installation of Two (2) Ground Mounted Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at the Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent and The Grenadines 1. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is pleased to advise that the evaluation of proposals to provide technical assistance for the execution of the contract titled “Supply and … Continue reading
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8/8/16, CARIB Web Dialogue: The Environmental Sustainability Challenge »»
The Caribbean Future Forum invites you to participate online in our webinar  “The Environmental Sustainability Challenge” with Dr. Richard Byron-Cox of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Professor Valerie Stoute, Programme Professor Environmental Studies, UTT. This webinar will explore the the challenges faced in achieving environmental sustainability in Caribbean nations while identifying … Continue reading
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3/8/16, 5C’s Office Closed due to Weather »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is located in Belmopan, the Capital of Belize. Tropical Storm Earl is intensifying and on a westward path to pass over Belize sometime Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. The office will close at 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5th.  … Continue reading
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2/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Reuse plastic drums by connecting a hose as a yard sink. It can be used for cleaning vegetables outside. A bucket underneath saves the water (and nutrients from the soil) that can be put it back on the garden. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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1/8/16, US$ 7.2 Million to Boost Climate Change Resilience »»
A total of US$7.2 million will be made available to micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in the tourism and agricultural sectors, to finance climate change adaptation initiatives islandwide. The money, which will be in the form of loans and grants, is being provided under the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism Project, a component of … Continue reading
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1/8/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Sustainable Gardening »»
#5CsDailyTips Make all garden fencing with scrap wood and build vegetable trellises and arbors with fallen branches and saplings. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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28/7/16, CCCCC Participates in an Energy of Nature vs Nature of Energy Conference »»
  Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre delivered a presentation on Belize and the International Response to Climate Change at the Second Part of the Energy of nature vs the Nature of Energy Conference Series which was held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, … Continue reading
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27/7/16, Vacancy – Energy Efficiency Project Officer »»
The GIZ REETA Programme is looking to recruit an Energy Efficiency Project Officer to be housed at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Energy Programme. Peruse the official Terms of Reference. The deadline for submission of applications is 13 August 2016 at 24:00 hrs EST. The Position of Energy Efficiency Project Officer is open to all nationals of … Continue reading
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27/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips A labelling program for energy efficient homes, building products, electronics and appliances.  ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. No product will ever be 100% “green,” since all product development will have some … Continue reading
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26/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips When looking to go green at the dinner table many will look for certified organic foods.  The United States Department of Agriculture has implemented the National Organic Program, which will indicate whether an agricultural product was produced in such a way that integrates biological, cultural and mechanical processes to conserve biodiversity and foster cycling … Continue reading
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25/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Green Product Certification »»
#5CsDailyTips The terms “green” or “sustainable” often refer to products, services or practices that allow for economic development while conserving for future generations. A green product is one that has less of an environmental impact or is less detrimental to human health than the traditional product equivalent. While on the topic of defining a green … Continue reading
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22/7/16, CXC Launch Event in Guyana »»
The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and the Ministry of Education in Guyana will launch a new CAPE subject, Green Engineering, next Thursday 28 July at 10:00 am. Please see this link to share the event on your page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310824749306559/ The launch will be streamed and you follow it using this link: www.cxc.org/cxctv
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22/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Cut the dairy »»
#5CsDailyTips It takes a lot of resources to raise cows, and it’s especially bad if you buy beef from countries where it was grazed on land that used to be tropical forest but was cleared for agricultural use. Deforestation is a top contributor to carbon emissions and thus climate change. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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21/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Use Energy Efficient Appliances »»
#5CsDailyTips Make energy efficiency a primary consideration when choosing a new furnace, air conditioning unit, dishwasher, or refrigerator. Products bearing the ENERGY STAR label are recognized for having superior efficiency. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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19/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Reduce Air Travel »»
#5CsDailyTips Air travel is the biggest impediment today to living on less energy. Use of new video meeting systems is already reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from planes, trains and automobiles. Increase your use of video-conferencing tools like Skype and Facetime. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) utilizes Polycom and zoom, what video conferencing … Continue reading
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18/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Recharge It »»
#5CsDailyTips Use rechargeable batteries instead of throwaway batteries in devices that need standard batteries. Batteries contain a number of chemicals that are considered toxic such as acid, lead, nickel, lithium, cadmium, alkaline, mercury and nickel metal hydride.  The batteries that are thrown into the landfills will eventually breakdown and leach into the environment causing contamination to … Continue reading
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15/7/16, Should the Caribbean and Latin America should integrate more ? »»
Caribbean nations could work more closely together to promote trade and tourism and battle climate change and can integrate more closely with Latin America, say top politicians. Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, speaking at the seventh summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, Cuba, says integration … Continue reading
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15/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use Both Sides »»
#5CsDailyTips Configure your office printer or copy machine so it prints on both sides of the page. It is cost effective and cuts down on the amount of paper used. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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14/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Put it to Sleep »»
#5CsDailyTips Change your computer to “sleep” mode if you’ll be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes. In addition to turning off your computers, laptops and displays at the end of the working day, encourage your employees to put them to sleep when they’re going to a meeting or to lunch. One company rewarded … Continue reading
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14/7/16, UN energy chief urges UK to maintain climate funds »»
Rachel Kyte says world needs an active and generous Britain to solve myriad of development and climate problems The UN’s top energy official has urged Britain’s new government to remain “open and outward looking” and maintain its development budget commitments. Rachel Kyte, chief executive of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative said the … Continue reading
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13/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use power switches »»
#5CsDailyTips Plug all the non-fridge appliances, such as the microwave, coffee maker/grinder, toaster, etc. into a power strip (surge protector) so that you can switch their power off at the end of the day.  Appliances plugged in, even if not in use, suck some energy. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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12/7/16, IKI-funded programme in Grenada launches Climate Change Toolkit for Primary Schools »»
IKI-funded programme in Grenada launches Climate Change Toolkit for Primary Schools   On June 24th 2016, the Government of Grenada officially launched a variety of different school material. The climate change toolkit “How to become a Greenz Climate Champion” aims to introduce the topic of climate change and adaptation in eight activity-based and interactive units … Continue reading
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12/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Healthy Living »»
#5CsDailyTips Choose foods that are local, organic and sustainable for meetings, lunches and catered events. Get rid of toxic cleaners and personal products in your office kitchens and bathrooms. Add plants to your workspace — they filter the air. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate #CaribbeanClimateTips #CARICOMClimateTips #ClimateChange #climateresilience #climatechangeadaptation #climatechangemitigation #environment #LowCarbon
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12/7/16, Government of Belize to Receive Funding from the World Bank to Aid the Energy Resilience and Climate Adaptation Project »»
 The Government of Belize completed a negotiation with the World Bank which agreed to provide funding for the country’s Energy Resilience and Climate Adaptation Project (ERCAP). An integral component of Belize’s national development agenda is to develop strong sustainable energy policies and programmes that underpin the national economy. It is for this reason that since … Continue reading
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11/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Lunch Smartly »»
#5CsDailyTips Bringing lunch to work in reusable containers is likely the greenest (and healthiest) way to eat at work. Getting delivery and takeout almost inevitably ends with a miniature mountain of packaging waste. But if you do order delivery, join coworkers in placing a large order (more efficient than many separate ones). Bring in a … Continue reading
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8/7/16, Students of PIA sustainability skit on Our Shared Natural Heritage »»
The video below features a sustainability skit reenacted by students of PIA. Each student plays a member of the community, highlighting the importance of the social, environmental and economic role they play in order to preserve their heritage. Peninsula International Academy, approaching its 4th year of operation with 62 students is a private Preschool-Std. 6 primary … Continue reading
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8/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Digitize »»
#5CsDailyTips The greenest paper is no paper at all, so keep things digital and dematerialized whenever possible. The more you do online, the less you need paper. Keep files on computers instead of in file cabinets (this also makes it easier to make offsite backup copies or take them with you when you move to … Continue reading
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7/7/16, SIDS DOCK holds first executive council meeting in New York »»
    The SIDS DOCK executive council held its first meeting on Thursday, 16 June 2016, chaired by Dr Vince Henderson, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and permanent representative of Dominica to the United Nations. Other elected members of the Council include vice chairs, Ronnie Jumeau, climate change ambassador, Seychelles, and Sione Foliaki, assistant chief executive … Continue reading
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7/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Commuting »»
#5CsDailyTips Walk or cycle to work. Take public transportation and buy bulk passes to save money. If you must drive, carpool or car share. Choose hybrid rentals and taxis. Even at the 5Cs a member of the Communications Unit has decided to take a bicycle ride. So why don’t you do the same? #CariCliMeet #CARICOMClimate #CaribbeanClimate … Continue reading
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7/7/16, Climate change & Solar Radiation Management Workshop Caribbean: Live Stream »»
You’re invited to a WORKSHOP on Solar Radiation Management: Research, Governance and Uncertainty Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Physics Lecture Theatre, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica The presentations will be streamed live from 9.00 am-12 noon at http://tv.mona.uwi.edu/srm-meeting Objectives To introduce the science of SRM geoengineering To introduce the … Continue reading
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4/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Go Green at Work – Use Green Materials »»
#5CsDailyTips Some paper use can’t be avoided, so use recycled paper and envelopes that have been processed and colored using eco-friendly methods. Pens and pencils can also be made of recycled materials, and refillable pens and markers are preferable to disposable ones. Use biodegradable soaps and recycled paper or cloth towels in the bathroom and … Continue reading
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4/7/16, Happy CARICOM DAY »»
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) provides climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat. The staff and management of the CCCCC wish you a happy CARICOM Day. CARICOM Day is observed annually on 4 July, the anniversary of the signing, by the founding Member … Continue reading
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1/7/16, 5Cs Daily Tip: Aluminum Recycling »»
#5CsDailyTips Recycling one ton of aluminum saves: 14,000 kWh of energy 39.6 barrels (1,663 gallons) of oil 237.6 million Btu's of energy 10 cubic yards of landfill space  Aluminum Recycling Tips Prepare aluminum cans for recycling by either crushing the cans to save space or leaving them uncrushed. Cans that are rinsed out will have … Continue reading
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