From properly insulating your home to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways we can help reduce global carbon emissions.
Why not take one easy energy-saving step in 2017, and then feel good about having achieved it for the rest of the year? These helpful tips will help get you started.
GREEN HOUSE: When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are heat pumps or high-efficiency gas furnaces a better way to heat your home?
FACT: During the short period that holiday lights are used each year, they consume enough energy to power 200,000 homes for a year.
THROWING SHADE: A new study from The Nature Conservancy suggests that planting trees in cities can result in cooler temperatures, which can save up to 48 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and avoid up to 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, reducing air pollution for millions of urban residents.
Beware the energy vampires lurking in your home, disguised as normal appliances and electronics!
CHILL BILL: Based on the latest winter forecast, Americans can expect to spend more than they did last year for natural gas, electricity, heating oil and propane to heat their homes.
Money-saving gadgets: Go green & save money with smart lighting, smart heating, hybrid computers & more
GET SMART(ER): Technology is often expensive and relentless to keep up with, but these smart gadgets can help us be more efficient in our energy use – and save money!