It's preventable...

by Chuck Russell
(Camp Hill, PA)

Design your own footprint

Design your own footprint

Just a small change in our daily habits can reduce the average home's

carbon footprint by 15%. That's quite a large amount if multiplied by the 150,000,000 residences in the US.

Barry's Response - What's preventable? Reduction is good, Chuck. Prevention seems undefined, still.

Here's a few techniques, anyway:

  • Anything but the car (walk bike etc)
  • Think globally shop locally - a hundred miles or less if possible
  • Go veg
  • Remember your three R's
  • Keep that car in good shape if you really need it
  • All errands in one trip
  • CFL's, LED's
  • Discover painting with latex
  • Push for environmental laws and corporate policies
  • Support green foundations (e.g., GreenPeace)
  • Insulation, caulking and such

  • Get a smaller, newer car
  • ...or a hybrid
  • Kill the lights
  • 78's cool enough in summer, 68's warm enough in winter
  • Tap water will do
  • Shop online
  • Power save yer computer
  • Energy-Star appliances
  • Compost
  • Buy environmentally correct
  • Clean cleaners
  • Solar Panels
  • Microwave
  • Rain Barrels
  • Donate stuff
  • Buy at thrift stores
  • Refillable ink cartridges
  • Form a green committee at work
  • Include environment in your mission statement
  • Reusable & renewable stuff at the office
  • Car pool
  • Outreach
  • Get clients 'n suppliers into the game
Howz that for starters?

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by: Anonymous

I agree with this article. If we decided to change all of our habits. Everyone in the world. I think there would be a big change. Very interesting concept.

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