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How can we prevent Global Warming?
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reduce garbage by choosing reusable products. If it’s something that can’t be reused, try to purchase products with minimum packaging. Recycle paper, plastic, glass, newspaper and aluminum.
Drive smart: Save gas, as well as the release of emissions, by walking more. Remember, by saving a gallon of gas you can help keep 20 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Plant a tree: Plants absorb CO2 and produce oxygen. Planting a tree can help balance the increases of CO2.
Eat green: How much of the food in your grocery store is imported from across the world? Transportation is a major contributor of greenhouse gases. Eat locally grown food to reduce transportation emissions.
Use less heat and air conditioning: Use less air conditioning and heat; even keeping your house 2 degrees lower in winter or 2 degrees higher in summer can make a big difference.
Save electricity: Turn off the lights, television, computer and any other electrical device when not in use. Turn off the water when you are not using it, (like while brushing your teeth.)
Use less hot water: Simple social fixes like setting your water heater at 120 degrees, using low flow shower heads, washing your clothes in cold water or using the energy saving setting on your dishwasher can go a long way.
Inform others: Inform family, friends and coworkers about how they can reduce their carbon footprint by following the tips above.
Here are 10, okay 11, things you can do:
1. Join and participate in 350.org‘s work, or another organization in your community. Be vocal, sign petitions, join marches, write or call Congress. Step up, help out. Ask for a national carbon tax and investment in renewables.
2. Check your IRA, 401k or organization’s pension plan to see if it is invested in oil and gas. It is a moral issue to profit off the demise of humanity and planetary life as we know it. Divest as quickly as you can or advocate for divestment. Invest your money in socially responsible funds that invest in renewables.
3. Join your company’s or organization’s “green team,” or start one. Energy use, water use, and waste streams all contribute to climate change. There’s so much that can be done to reduce, conserve, reuse. Get active. Ask. Ask about recycling in your community.
4. Use one of the many carbon footprint calculators online, or the Ecological Footprint calculator to see how much carbon you and your family are emitting. Sit down as a family and work out a plan to reduce over time as quickly as you can.
5. Begin to notice and implement ways you can conserve and reduce. Light bulbs, lower thermostats, motion sensors, consolidating errands, walking, insulation, low flow shower heads and toilets, sealing duct work, turning off computers and printers, turning off porch lights, switching to more efficient Christmas lights. Turn things off when not needed. You’ll save bucks too.
6. Put your money where your heart is. For those in Colorado, a donation to the Colorado Carbon Fund offsets the carbon emissions of household use, airline flights, and more. The Fund invests in local Colorado renewable energy projects. That creates local jobs and monitors carbon reduction to make sure its on the up and up. Your state may have a similar fund. If you are planning an event, let attendees know they can offset with CCF on your web page.
7. Shop local stores as much as possible for yourself and for gifts, rather than big box stores and online (shipping). Try to reduce packaging, shopping bags, cheap plastic items. Ask where things have come from, how far they traveled, notice what the store might be doing. Ask. Complain. Make some noise.
8. Eat locally as much as possible, support local farmers and local food. Support farmer’s markets and learn to grow your own. Ask questions in restaurants. Bring your own cup to the coffee shop and your own bag to shop. Carry your own reusable water bottle. Start composting your organic waste. Think before complaining about higher prices. Cheap food from overseas has a huge carbon footprint.
9. Start asking questions everywhere you go. Your grocery store, the local doctor’s office, your child’s school, the local rec center, the mayor’s office. Do you have a sustainability plan? What are you doing to conserve energy and water? What kind of lights are those? Where is the recycling? Can I compost? Advocate. It matters.
10. Support mass transit. Use it. Take the bus, take the train, vote for bonds. Carpool with colleagues, housemates, friends. Ride your bike. Just a few trips a week makes a huge difference.
11. Work with a local solar installer to lease a system for your house. It’s often not much more expensive, and sometimes less expensive, than the electricity bill you pay now. If your state laws need to be changed to make it financially more workable, get busy!