It doesn’t have to be Earth Day for you to help combat climate change! Try following these green tips:
Build Green & Use Solar Power – if remodeling or building a new home, use green materials and solar energy (use federal tax credits and state buy down programs if available) to reduce 1000 to 6000 lbs. of CO2.
Purchase Green Power – if available in your area, purchase 100% green power from a company and prevent 3800 to 6200 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
Wash Cool – do two loads of your laundry per week in cold or warm water instead of hot (and hang stuff out to dry when you can), save 500 lbs. of CO2 a year.
Store Smartly, Save Money – buy energy star refrigerators and other appliances and save money as well as 1000 lbs. of CO2 a year.
Light Up – replace three incandescent bulbs with fluorescent bulbs in your home and eliminate 300 lbs. of CO2 (lasts longer, burns less).
Recycle – recycling half of the aluminum, glass, plastic, and paper you use reduces 2400 lbs. of CO2.
Turn If Down, Turn If Up – turn your heater down and your air conditioner up by three degrees and save 1050 lbs. of CO2 per year.
Drive Less – 15 miles less diving per week (bike, carpool, walk) eliminates 900 lbs. of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.
Tune Up – clean oil and properly inflated tires eliminate 1000 lbs. of CO2 per year.
Drive Smart – a hybrid or electric vehicle eliminates 5600 lbs. of CO2 per year.
Click here to view these tips on Global Green’s website.