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TWENTY IDEAS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS



1. Switch two standard light bulbs to compact fluorescents --- 1,000 *
(CFLs use 75 to 80% less energy)

2. Inflate the tires on your automobile to the makers specifications check them monthly --- 250 *

3. Leave your car at home one day a week --- 795 *
(Walk, ride your bike, carpool or take public transportation)

4. Change your autos air filter regularly and often--- 800 *

5. Plant a tree - you can even offset your entire carbon footprints --- 2,000 *
Carbon Footprint Calculator

6. Wash clothes in warm or cold water rather than hot --- 600 *

7. Run the dishwasher only when full --- 100 *

8. Turn the thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer - - 500 *

9. Clean or replace your air conditioner filter often --- 350 *

10. Take shorter showers --- 350 *

11. Install a low-flow showerhead --- 350 *

12. Buy minimally packaged goods use cloth bags to shop --- 1,200 *

13. Recycle --- 850 *
(cans, cardboard, paper, plastic, glass; air conditioner coolant)

14. Insulate your water heater --- 1, 000 *

15. Weatherize your home --- 1, 700 *

16. Unplug unused electronics (toaster, computer monitor, etc.) --- 1, 000 *

17. Eat more meat-free meals (every other day) --- 487 *

18. Buy more energy-efficient appliances with the Energy Star logo --- 3,000 *
(Replace the twenty-year-old refrigerator)

19. Buy a hybrid car --- 6, 000 *

20. Use 100% post consumer recycled paper - (per ream) --- 5 *



* Approx. Lbs. per year in reduced emissions


This information was taken from a meeting of THE POWER OF 10










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