Carbon Counter - Reducing
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10 Great Ways to help save the planet. Plus a bonus one for good measure. Take the initiative… and pick one TODAY.
|Recycle just half of your household waste|
The little extra bit of your time, dramatically reduces the need to spend energy generating and shipping new raw materials like plastics.
|Adjust your thermostat just 2 degrees |
By moving your thermostat just 2 degrees down in the winter and up 2 degrees in the summer and a few clothing adjustments. You will also see the savings on your utility bills. You can make a huge impact, and stay comfortable with a Programmable Thermostat.
|Turn off electronic devices |
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you're not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year. You will also see the savings on your utility bills. See Standby Power Reduction
|Eat one less quarter pound hamburger each month|
According to the US Department of Agriculture, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds of potatoes. That same acre of land, when used to grow cattle feed, can produce less than 165 pounds of edible beef. 5,000 gallons of water is required to raise 1 pound of beef. Eating one pound of hamburger does the same damage as driving your car for three weeks. Save 150 lbs of CO2 per month by eating one less quarter pound hamburger.
| Reduce packaging garbage by 10% |
Avoid products with a lot of packaging. All that plastic and cardboard takes a lot of energy to fabricate and transport.
|Change just 6 light bulbs |
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb saves 150 Lbs of CO2 per bulb per year. You will also see the savings on your utility bills. See CFL's
| Install 2 Water Efficient Shower Heads |
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing low flow showerheads that save 350 Lbs of CO2 each per year. You will also see the savings on your utility bills. See Shower Heads
|Wash your clothes in cold or warm water|
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by just turning Down the washer setting and save 500 Lbs of CO2 each per year. You will also see the savings on your utility bills. See Clothes Washer
|Check your tires |
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every kept gallon of gasoline saves 20 Lbs of CO2 Based on 12,000 miles / year at 30 MPG = 400 Gallons 3% efficiency raises it to 31 and reduces gallons to 387.
|Drive just 2 less miles a week |
Walk bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. Save 1 Lbs of CO2 for every mile you don't drive.
|Plant just 2 trees|
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Since a ton has 2,000 Lbs, we can take a tree with a 50 year life, and factor in about 40 Lbs per year per tree. See Trees
|TOTAL CARBON SAVINGS: Savings in Pounds|
(6 Tons is Saving over 20% of a Typical American Household which emits 27.3 Tons of CO2 each year)
|Savings in Tons:||5.97|
See what you can do to make an even bigger impact.