Matt\’s Cuppa

My take on tea, technology, and our environment

Take Off Your Tie, Help The Planet

Posted by telecommatt on July 18, 2007

Did you know that? I didn’t! Maybe we should switch from casual day on Friday to dress up day on Friday, at least for the summer.

Italy says take off your tie to help the planet – Yahoo! News

ROME (Reuters) – Want to help fight global warming? Take off your tie, says the Italian health ministry.

It has urged employers to let their staff dress casually at work in the summer so the air conditioning can be turned down.

“Taking your tie off immediately lowers the body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius,” the ministry said in a statement. “Allowing a more sensible use of air conditioning that yields electricity savings and protects the environment.”

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