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LIFESTYLE

From large home renovation projects to simple changes, these are great ways to make your house (and/or office!) more eco-friendly.

01

BUY CARBON OFFSETS

For less than the price of a cup of coffee per day, you can cancel out some or all of your carbon footprint by supporting an organization that captures greenhouse gas emissions from the air.

02

VOTE

To really avoid a climate catastrophe, we need governments to act. We've seen what happens when politicians fail to uphold environmental protection policies. So we must start voting with the climate in mind, now more than ever. 

03

GO SOLAR

Installing solar panels not only allows you to start using renewable energy in your everyday life, but also reduces your electricity bill since you are no longer as reliant on a centralized power grid. There are even tax incentives and rebates for going solar.

04

UPGRADE APPLIANCES

Replacing outdated appliances with energy efficient ones can drastically reduce your carbon footprint and energy bill. Think about upgrading your dishwasher, laundry machine, refrigerator, water heater, light fixtures, and other electrical appliances. 

05

GETTING AROUND

If you are in the market for a new car, you may want to strongly consider an all electric or hybrid vehicle. But if that's not an option, try reducing your car usage as much as possible. Carpool to work (or work remotely!), walk or bike to the store, and take public transportation as often as possible.

06

NATIVE LANDSCAPING

Grassy lawns consume a huge amount of resources to maintain... and for what? Instead, cultivate a garden of plants that are native to your local area. Include colorful plants that attract pollinating birds and insects for a boost to your local ecosystem and use drought-resistant plants to reduce water consumption.

07

HOME INSULATION

Did you know that upgrading wall insulation can help you reduce your A/C and heating costs? Good insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer- all while cutting down energy costs. 

08

OUTDOOR CLOTHESLINE

Even small changes, like hanging your wet clothes outside to dry naturally in the sun can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Every little bit counts!

09

CLOTH TOWELS

Keep a cloth towel or rag handy to clean up spills in the kitchen or around the house, rather than relying on disposable paper towels. Just be sure to wash them often!