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circle_coatofarms_red carbon nation team top tips for reducing your co2 footprint

Energy Efficiency

  • Weatherize your house – if there’s a draft, there’s a leak.
  • When your roof needs repairs, paint it white at the same time.
  • Unplug DVD players, coffee makers, phone chargers – anything not in use.
  • 5-minute showers are much better than baths.
  • Raise your kid’s allowance if they help reduce utility bills.

Clean Energy

  • Buy your utility’s green energy option.
  • Solar Hot Water Heaters = huge CO2 reductions.
  • Wind - can your home or office use a small turbine?
  • Geothermal – can you install a home geothermal heat pump?
  • Seek out community purchasing groups to buy & install solar panels in bulk,
  • like lbog.org.

Land Use

  • Meatless Mondays – eat meat one day less a week.
  • Eat local food, efficiently delivered.
  • Use only Forest Stewardship wood products.
  • Use a push lawn mower.

Leadership

  • Elect clean energy public servants.
  • Demand tough energy efficiency building standards.
  • Take mass transit at least once a week.
  • Video conference instead of travel.
  • Invest in companies promoting clean energy.
  • If you’re a student, become an engineer.
  • Share all this great info with your family, friends and co-workers.

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