We all are responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution. You can be a leader in the fight against climate change: make a tax-deductible donation to offset your carbon emissions and support carbon reduction projects.
A lot of our emissions come from just being inefficient or not deliberate with our daily decisions. Every day think about how you can reduce your energy and pretty soon you’ll start identifying lots of opportunities.
01 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
You’ve heard it before, but it’s still great advice. Manufacturing products produces an average 4-8 pounds of CO2 for every pound of manufactured product.
02 Stop your junk mail
Follow tips to stop the flow of unwanted mail and wasted paper and shipping emissions.
03 Buy locally if possible
Shipping burns fuel. A 5-pound package shipped by air across the country creates 20 pounds of CO2 (3 pounds if shipped by truck).
04 Eat less meat
If you’re already a vegetarian, you save at least 3,000 pounds of CO2 per year compared to meat eaters. If you’re not a vegetarian, just increase the number of vegetarian meals you eat each week by one or two. Also, poultry is less greenhouse gas intensive than beef.
05 Don’t waste food.
Mom was right. About one-quarter of all the food prepared annually in the U.S., for example, gets tossed, producing methane in landfills as well as carbon emissions from transporting wasted food.