Small Changes to Stop Global Warming
Ok. So I know that we all want to do something fantastic and BIG and say hey, I made an impact today! Rog. So the deal is, with global warming, the best, absolute best thing you can do? It’s conserve. I know, because I’m a big dork and that’s what I did my undergrad thesis on. Conservation, who knew? Totally unsexy and boring, but man, it works pound for pound. Make a commitment to do some or all of these this month. How can you do this? We’ve got all of the deets below…
Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend.
EESI advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path.
Choose one. Choose all. Pledge to do it for a month or all year. Make a Personal Commitment to Reduce Your Environmental Impact
- Reduce your need for personal vehicle travel by walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, and/or telecommuting
- When you do drive, use energy efficient techniques such as smooth driving, removing unnecessary cargo, reducing idling, and keeping tires properly inflated
- Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use
- Set your thermostat to avoid unnecessary heating or cooling while you are away or asleep
- Conserve water (which also helps save energy!) by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, running only full loads in your washing machine, watering plants in the early morning, and installing low-flow shower heads and toilets
- Purchase goods that were produced locally and packaged minimally, to reduce waste and transportation emissions
- Install energy efficient lighting, appliances, windows and insulation in your home or office
- Purchase clean, renewable energy from your utility, or take advantage of federal (and some state) tax incentives for installing your own renewable energy system