Take Action: Global Warming 


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.
drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take metro transit more often. you'll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don't drive!
recycle more
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.
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 devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you're not using them will save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
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