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Environment - Global Warming

Simple Actions You Can Take

 

 

These simple ideas can make a BIG difference. Take just 60 seconds to check, and submit the simple things you can do and we'll report back on the combined difference everyone is making.

 

Drive less
Driving less means fewer emissions.
  • Use public transit
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car pool
Drive smarter
  • Plan the shortest trip—
    Navigation systems and mapping programs can show you the shortest route.
  • Avoid sudden starts—
    Quick starts demand extra fuel.
  • Maintain the optimum speed—
    It costs 20 cents/gallon for every 5 mile increase above 60.
  • Use the air conditioning driving over 40 mph (vs. the windows)—
    This is the most fuel efficient option.
  • Screw your gas cap on tight—
    Cars can lose 30 gallons per year through evaporation if the cap is not screwed on tight.
  • Keep the correct tire pressure—
    Underinflated tires cost Americans 1.2 billion gallons of fuel each year.
Use less hot water
Using less hot water means using less energy to heat the water and producing less carbon dioxide in the process.
  • Set your water heater at 120 degrees
  • Buy low-flow showerheads (saves about 350 pounds of carbon dioxide yearly)
  • Wash your clothes in cold water (can save more than 500 lbs of carbon dioxide/year in most households)
Replace regular bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
CFLs cost more initially but can save $30+ each over their lives because they last significantly longer and use less energy than regular light bulbs.
Turn off and unplug idle electrical items
Reduce your paper consumption
Americans use roughly 680 lbs of paper per person per year.
Use reusable grocery bags
A 15-year-old tree makes about 700 grocery bags, and a supermarket could go through them in under an hour.
Buy locally produced goods
This reduces tons of carbon dioxide emissions due to the transportation of foreign produced goods to the United States each year.
Plant trees
Trees beautify your neighborhood, help save on cooling bills and absorb carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas).
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Did You Know

  • 160 former US Environmental Protection Agency leaders say the US isn't doing enough to fight global warming.
  • By the year 2030 Glacier National Park won't have any glaciers left (US Geological Survey predictions).
  • There has not been one bill passed by Congress to cut global warming pollution.

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