Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
What you can do at home to reduce your carbon imprint.
USE COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS
Replace three frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year.
CARPOOL, USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR DRIVE A FUEL-EFFICIENT CAR
Switch out your transport and reduce your carbon footprint by 1 pound for every mile you do not drive.
KEEP YOUR CAR IN CHECK
Keep your tires properly inflated to get better gas mileage and reduce your carbon footprint another 20 pounds for each gallon of gas saved. Additionally, change your car’s air filter regularly.
USE LESS WATER
Run your dishwasher only when it is full. Keep your water heater insulated and the thermostat no higher than 120°F. Use cold water to wash your clothes and reduce your carbon footprint by 500 pounds a year. Lastly, use a low-flow shower head because less water means less energy to heat the water and reduce your carbon footprint 350 pounds a year.
BUY RECYCLED & RECYCLE
Make sure your printer paper is 100% post-consumer recycled. Buy products with less packaging and recycle. Reduce your garbage by 10% and you will reduce your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year.
Move your heater thermostat down 2 degrees in the winter and up 2 degrees in the summer and reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds. Buy energy-efficient appliances. Turn off what you are not using and unplug electronics you are not using and reduce your carbon footprint by thousands of pounds a year. Weatherize and insulate your home, and consider double-pane windows.
GO LOCAL, GO ORGANIC
Buy locally and reduce the amount of energy required to drive your products to your store. Plant a tree because trees sucks up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breathe. Buy organic food because the chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply, and require energy to produce.