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6. Developing health action plans, disease surveillance and control, including efficient and effective database systems;

7. Diversification of attractions and revenues in tourism;

8. Preserving existing (and planting new) trees to protect the soil and water catchments Help to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Reducing the amount of paper used, reusing paper when possible and recycling paper, to help reduce deforestation.

Using photo-voltaic (solar electric) systems to generate electricity, solar water heaters, energy efficientarchitecture, phasing out of incandescent bulbs in favour of compact fluorescent bulbs, etc.

When possible, using transportation that does not burn fossil fuels to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

Remembering to turn off lights and electronic equipment, since this helps to reduce the amount of fossil fuels that is burned to make electricity.

Using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, as this reduces the amount of energy needed from fossil fuels for production of energy. Using energy saving lights bulbs to reduce the amount of energy produced from burning fossil fuels.

Planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thereby helping to reduce global warming.

Fixing leaky faucets to prevent the wasting of water, especially hot water. Energy from the burning of fossil fuels is sometimes used to heat water. Electricity is also sometimes used to pump water to homes. Carpooling to reduce the amount of fossil fuel used in transportation.

10. Ensuring that your car is properly maintained and that your tyres are properly inflated. This increases fuel efficiency.

11. Walking or riding a bicycle, instead of driving, This reduces fuel use and also helps you to stay healthy. 12. Incorporating the topic of Climate Change into youth groups' activities [e.g. Boy Scout and Girl Guide], summer camps, environmental club plans and school curricula.

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BVI DDM Community Disaster Preparedness Guide  
BVI DDM Community Disaster Preparedness Guide  

The Disaster Management Department of the BVI's Community Disaster Preparedness Guide, released May 18, 2012

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