The Kyoto Treaty is important, but the solution to global warming starts at home. Every small change helps. There are simple changes you can incorporate into your life.
• Drive less by combining errands, carpooling or moving closer to work.
• Increase fuel efficiency by keeping tires fully inflated.
• Replace your standard bulbs with efficient compact-fluorescent bulbs.
• Turn off lights when leaving a room.
• Reduce energy and water usage by installing low-flow showerheads.
• Purchase a tankless water heater that only heats water when you need it.
• Wash only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.
• Turn off the heated-dry function on the dishwasher and dry with a towel instead.
• Wash clothes in cold water.
• Dry clothes outside on a clothesline.
• Turn the thermostat up three degrees in summer and down three degrees in winter.
• Install clean HVAC filters regularly to lower heating and cooling costs.
• Replace your old single-pane windows and fiberglass insulation.
• Plant trees in your yard.
• Start a backyard compost pile for food scraps and lawn waste.
• Recycle paper, metal, plastic and glass.
• Buy locally grown produce.
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