Want to do something to help stop global
warming? Here are ten simple
things you can do and how
much carbon dioxide you save doing them
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|change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact
florescent light will save 150 pounds of carbon
dioxide per year.
Walk, bike, carpool or take metro transit more
often. you'll save one pound of carbon dioxide
for every mile you don't drive!
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per
year by recycling just half of your household
|check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve
gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of
gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide
out of the atmosphere!
|use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less
hot water by installing a low-flow showerhead
(350 pounds of CO2 saved per year)
and washing your clothes in cold or warm waater
(500 pounds saved per year).
|avoid products with a
lot of packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if
you cut down your garbage by 10%.
|adjust your thermostat
Moving your thermostat down just 2 degrees in
winter and up 2 degrees in summer could save
about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
|plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one tone of carbon
dioxide over its lifetime.
|turn off electronic
Simply turning off your television, DVD player,
stereo, and computer when you're not using them
will save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide