Additional ways to reduce your carbon footprint

  • Take More Bike Rides

    Drive less. Walk, bike, carpool, or take public transportation when you can.

  • Take Shorter Showers

    Shorten showers by just two minutes. This can save up to $56 in energy costs per year, per person, and also saves on your water bill.

  • Energy Saving Tip

    An energy saving tip from Project Footprint: hanging clothes on the line to dry is a great way to reduce your household energy use and save money.

  • Leaky Faucet

    Fix a leaky faucet. You can save $9 a year on a leaky faucet that drips one hot water drop per second.

  • Don't Fall Victim to Phantom Power

    Use an advanced power strip to eliminate phantom power drain.

  • Keep Your Oven Door Closed When You're Cooking

    Keep your oven door closed when you're cooking. Opening it causes the temperature to drop 25 degrees and wastes energy.


  • Energy Saving Tip

    Replace any bulbs with LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes). Even if your current incandescent bulb is still good, a new LED will be worth it as it cuts the energy by 90%!


  • Keep It Cool

    Block up to 25% of the sun’s heat by closing curtains and drapes during the day.


  • Cook Outdoors

    Cooking outdoors can reduce heat in your home saving you on cooling. Your AC won’t have to work so hard.


  • Time To Upgrade?

    Make the switch to ENERGY STAR® certified products to save energy, save money and protect the climate.


  • Use Your AC's Energy Saving Mode

    Use your AC's energy saving mode so it shuts off automatically when your home temperature has cooled sufficiently.

  • Run Dishwasher Only When Full

    Run your dishwasher only when it's full. You can also turn the heated dryer setting off to save even more.


  • Use Fans Instead of AC

    Use fans instead of AC. But when you need to use AC, keep fans on to help circulate the cold air.

  • Wash Your Clothes With Cold Water

    Wash your clothes with cold water. And wait until you have a full load. You'll save water, energy, and time.


  • Avoid Over-Packaged Products

    Avoid over-packaged products. You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%


  • Motion

    Use motion-sensor switches on outdoor lighting. Set outdoor lights to turn on only when needed.


  • Use Smart Power Strips

    Connect electronics to a smart power strip. This prevents phantom power draw when they're not in use.


  • Recycle

    Recycle more. Save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.


  • Check Your Tires

    Check your tires. Keeping them properly inflated improves gas mileage and keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.


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