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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.
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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!
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Buy Local Products
Make an effort to support local goods and reduce the amount of energy required to bring products to your store.
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Use Reusable Grocery Bags
Using your own cloth bags instead of plastic or paper bags helps reduce waste and requires no additional energy.
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Buy Organic Foods
Modern agriculture uses many chemicals that pollute the water supply and require a lot of energy to produce.
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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.
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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.
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"Sleep Mode" For Your Computer
Be sure to conserve energy by using your computer's "sleep mode" when it's not in use.
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Buy a Hybrid Car
With a hybrid car the average driver could save $3,750 per year and reduce 16,000 lbs. of CO2.
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Carpool
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.
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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.
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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.
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Replace Your Air Filter
Check your car's air filter regularly and save $130 and over 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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