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It is very easy to become overwhelmed by the realities of climate change. What is
important to remember that climate change comes down to choices - to each one
of us and how we choose to live, and what we can do to make a difference. 

To stop climate change we all have to think and act locally to
make a difference globally!

Here are 10 simple things that you can do -
check out just how much carbon dioxide you will save by doing them...


ACTION! CO2 SAVINGS

01

 


Change a light bulb!

Change on regular light bulb with a
fluorescent light bulb.


150 lbs a year

02

 


Inflate the car tires!


Improves gas mileage by more than
3% - and every gallon saved is 20
 pounds of CO2 saved

03

 


Drive less
!
Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transportation when possible.


One pound for every mile you do
not drive

04

 


Recycle
...
...your household waste!

The Average household waste cost
4,800 pounds - so, save 10 % and you saved 480 pounds!

05

 


Use cold or warm water
..
...to wash your clothes instead
of hot water


500 pounds per year

06

 


Plant a tree!

It will absorb CO2 throughout its life.


A tree will absorb ~ 2000 pounds
of CO2 in its lifetime

07

 


Turn off
!
...your Electric devices: TV, DVD player, computer


Thousands of pounds in a year

08

 


Save hot shower water...

...install a low flow shower head


350 pounds per year

09

 


Adjust your thermostat!

Move it down 2 degrees in the winter
and 2 degrees in the summer


2000 pounds a year


10



Avoid 'packaging'...
...when you buy products



Reduce just 10 % - save 1200 pounds