IEEE Green Your World Challenge Participants Pledge to Conserve Water, Reforest Their Community, Save Energy and Recycle

Take the Challenge Today; Show Your Commitment to the Environment

Jun 24, 2010, 00:01 ET from IEEE

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- How are you making an environmental impact? For the month of June, IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, encouraged citizens of the world to take the IEEE Green Your World Challenge to celebrate the 2010 World Environment Day (WED), and the positive impact global sustainability technologies have made on the environment.

Since its launch, participants from more than 75 countries have taken the challenge; committing to make simple lifestyle changes across one or more of the following challenges: recycle electronics products, reduce in-home water usage, unplug electronics not in use, and/or reforest their local community (press release:

The results are in – globally:

  • 36% pledged to take the Every Drop Counts challenge and reduce their daily water usage;
  • 24% took the Reforest Your Community challenge by planting a tree;  
  • 18% committed to the Unplug 'Energy Vampires' challenge and unplugged stand-by electronics;
  • 13% chose to Step into the (Energy Efficient) Light and replace incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent (CFLs) or Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights; and
  • 9% recycled old electronics in the Be an e-Waste Hero challenge.

Results by country show the percentage of participants taking the challenge: Thailand (27%), Lebanon (22%), USA (15%), Peru (10%), India (8%), Philippines (2%), and Brazil (2%). Find the complete breakdown of results by country and challenge, here.

You can still take the challenge, and show your commitment to these environmental causes at IEEE Green Your World Challenge, follow the results on Twitter (@IEEEorg), and join the 350+ global fans on the official IEEE Green Your World Facebook page.

The IEEE Green Your World Challenge is registered with the United Nations Environmental Programme, WED 2010.

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