Global Warming Prevention and Going Green Shortcuts: How to Generate Maximum Impact In the Least Amount of Time
Most people are very busy. So, global warming prevention strategies need to be simple. Learn going green shortcuts and you can generate maximum impact in the least amount of time:
* Lighting accounts for about 21% of commercial energy consumption and 12% of home energy consumption. The lights in an average household produce over one ton of carbon dioxide each year.
What can you do to decrease carbon dioxide pollution? Turn off the lights when not in use. Use natural light or sunlight to light rooms.
Use energy-efficient lights. Replace an incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent. Carbon dioxide reduction: about 150 pounds per year.
* Drive less often. Instead, you can walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. Carbon dioxide reduction: one pound per mile you don’t drive.
* Recycle more often. CO2 reduction: 2,400 pounds per year by recycling half of your trash.
* Avoid products with a lot of packaging. Carbon dioxide reduction: 1,200 pounds for every 10% garbage reduction.
* Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3%. Carbon dioxide reduction: 20 pounds for every gallon of gasoline you save.
* Adjust your thermostat. Move your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter and up just two degrees in the summer. Carbon dioxide reduction: 2,000 pounds per year in a typical home.
* Plant a tree. A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
* Use less hot water. It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Turn down your water heater to 120 degrees F or less. You can take shorter showers.
You can install a low-flow shower head. Carbon dioxide reduction: 302 pounds per year.
You can wash your clothes in cold or warm water. Carbon dioxide reduction: 500 pound per year.
* Unplug or turn off electronic devices with a power strip. Unplug your DVD player, computer, toaster, cell phone and other chargers when they’re not in use. Do not use air fresheners that have have to be plugged in.
You can switch off multiple appliances at once with a power strip. Even when your equipment is off, display clocks and status lights continue to use energy. Your cable and video game boxes as well as TV, VCR and stereo can use as much energy when they’re off as when they’re on.
Global Warming and Going Green Information, Tips and Tools
* ClimateCrisis.org: An Inconvenient Truth — Get information about global warming and action tips.
Click navigation bar on the right side to get FREE downloads, such as, ecards, posters, flyers, screensavers, etc.
For teachers and other educators: You can also get the FREE companion educational guide about global warming and “An Inconvenient Truth.”
* How to Fight Global Warming — Get ideas on how you can fight global warming at home and on the road. Learn how you can neutralize your carbon pollution.
* Go Green — Get tips on going green.
If you haven’t done so, I hope you start going green. Don’t underestimate the impact you can make. Your actions can have ripple effects for many generations.
Small actions can lead to huge effects when those actions are multiplied by the efforts of millions of people in the world.
Useful links about global warming and going green:
- Going Green Can Save You Some Green: You Can Save Money By Saving Energy and Resources
- How to Prevent, Stop or Slow Global Warming By Going Green
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 3
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 2
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 1
- What Are the Effects of Global Warming?
- What Are the Main Causes of Global Warming?
- Causes, Effects and Dangers of Global Warming