Use Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Replace five of your most frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. This will help save energy and up to $100 per year.
Ditch the Plastic
A staggering 2.5 million plastic water bottles are thrown away every hour in the US. Start using a reusable water bottle and kick the habit of plastic!
Buy Local Products
Make an effort to support local goods and reduce the amount of energy required to bring products to your store.
Use Reusable Grocery Bags
Using your own cloth bags instead of plastic or paper bags helps reduce waste and requires no additional energy.
Buy Organic Foods
Modern agriculture uses many chemicals that pollute the water supply and require a lot of energy to produce.
Support Renewable Energy Sources
You can make a big impact and support renewable energy sources by purchasing Powered Green gear or making a donation on the Take Action Page.
Unplug Electronics Not in Use
Even if electronic devices are turned off they are still using electricity. Unplugging un-used devices can help you save $250 per year.
"Sleep Mode" For Your Computer
Be sure to conserve energy by using your computer's "sleep mode" when it's not in use.
Buy a Hybrid Car
With a hybrid car the average driver could save $3,750 per year and reduce 16,000 lbs. of CO2.
Carpooling with your friends is not only fun but saves fuel. Making a group effort can save hundreds of dollars a year and reduce over 790 lbs. of carbon dioxide.
Buy Minimally Packaged Goods
Buying products with minimal packaging will reduce your garbage by 10%. This helps save up to $1,000 and over 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
Inflate Your Tires
Keep the tires on your car inflated to the correct pressure. Continually check them and save up to $840 and over 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Replace Your Air Filter
Check your car's air filter regularly and save $130 and over 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Fill the Dishwasher
Make sure to fill your dishwasher on every load. This will save $40 and up to 100 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Use Recycled Paper
Make sure for your printer you are using paper that is 100% post consumer recycled paper. It saves 5 lbs. of carbon dioxide per ream of paper you buy.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Simply turning down the thermostat two degrees in the winter and up two degrees in the summer makes a big difference. It will help save $98 and reduce over 2,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per year.
Check Your Waterheater
Be sure to keep your water heater thermostat set no higher than 120°F. Ths saves $30 and over 550 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Install a Low Flow Showerhead
By using less water in the shower you are using less energy to heat the water which saves you $150 and reduces over 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
Buy a Fuel Efficient Car
If you can't afford a hybrid vehicle choosing a fuel efficient one can make a big difference. It will save you a lot of money throughout the year and thousands of lbs. of CO2.
Don't Idle Your Car
Idling for an extended period of time wastes money and gas. Except when in traffic, turn your engine off when you find yourself waiting.
Replace Old Appliances
Old and inefficient appliances waste energy. By replacing them you can save a couple hundred dollars a year and hundreds of lbs. of carbon dioxide.
Cut Back on Meat
The average American diet producces an extra 1.5 tons of greenhouse gases per year compared to a vegetarian diet. Reducing your meat intake can make a big difference.
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