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January 24, 2018

5 ways to lower your carbon footprint in everyday life

Making small changes can add up to big change. Find out more here.

1. Reduce the amount you drive

  • Walk whenever possible - it's good exercise.
  • Use public transportation if you can.
  • Make your trips as efficient as possible.
  • Start a carpool.

2. Be smart about your water

  • Purchase a filter for your tap water instead of buying bottled water.
  • Up to 47 million gallons of oil are used annually just to create plastic water bottles, according to Food and Water Watch.
  • 75% of these bottles are not recycled.

3. Reduce waste at home

  • Pay your bills online to reduce paper materials.
  • Re-use plastic shopping bags to line trash cans.
  • Fertilize your garden with old fruits and vegetables.

4. Eat organic or locally

  • Buy local foods, versus ones that have travelled hundreds of miles by truck.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint that comes with shipping produce.

5. Be smart about your energy use

  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Turn off the television when you're finished watching it.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water.
  • Replace your conventional light bulbs with energy efficient ENERGY STAR® ones.
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