Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment.
Every time you turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth, you’re doing something good. Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you aren’t wasting all that packaging as well.
If you can stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds (721 kilograms) per year
You can reduce greenhouse gases while burning some calories and improving your health.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy.
Get a programmable thermostat so you aren’t wasting energy when you aren’t home. When you go to bed, reduce the thermostat setting — you won’t miss those extra degrees of heat or air conditioning while you’re asleep.
Driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph will save you up 4 miles per gallon. Accelerating and braking too hard can also reduce your fuel economy.