Reduce your carbon footprint!

Scientists agree that, when it comes to global warming, small changes
can make a big difference. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Reduce and Recycle
    When possible, purchase items made from recycled materials, and bring
    them home in a reusable bag.

  • Be a Turn Off
    Turn off your TV, DVD or VCR, stereo, computer and small appliances
    when you aren’t using them.

  • Drive Less
    If you have a long commute, consider car pooling or using public
    transporation. And, since running errands accounts for 80% of miles
    driven, plan ahead and get it all done in one trip to significantly reduce
    your CO2 emissions. Wow! Who knew?

  • Don’t Give Energy Away
    If you caulk and weather-strip around doors and windows to plug up
    leaks, you can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,000 pounds a year.

  • Plant Trees
    Set a goal of being CO2 neutral, which means the amount of CO2 that a
    family produces should be offset by planting trees that can transform CO2
    back into oxygen. The US has lost 90% of its forests over the last 200 years.

  • Power Down and Clean Up
    If you replace your current washing machine with a low-energy,
    low-water-use machine you will be able to reduce your carbon dioxide
    emissions by 440 pounds per year. For even more savings wait until you
    have a full load and then wash your laundry in warm or cold water, instead
    of hot.

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