1. Get involved
There are lots of different ways you can take action. Your voice matters. Take a few minutes to contact your political representatives and the media to tell them you want immediate action on climate change. Remind them that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will also build healthier communities, spur economic innovation and create new jobs. And next time you’re at the polls, vote for politicians who support effective climate policies.
2. Be energy efficient
You already switch off lights — what’s next? Change light bulbs to compact fluorescents or LEDs. Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use. Wash clothes in cold or warm (not hot) water. Dryers are energy hogs, so use wool dryer balls or, better yet, hang dry when you can. Install a programmable thermostat. Look for the Energy Star® label when buying new appliances. And a home energy audit is cheaper than you think — book one today to find even more ways to save energy.
3. Choose renewable power
Ask your utility to switch your account to clean, renewable power, such as from wind farms. And, tell SRP to allow rooftop panels.
The global push for cleaner, healthier energy is on. With costs dropping dramatically, renewable energy is becoming the best choice for the environment and the economy. Here in Arizona - you absolutely need solar panels on your rood.
4. Eat wisely
What you eat has a climate impact. Buy organic and locally grown foods. Avoid processed items. Grow some of your own food. And eat low on the food chain — at least one meat-free meal a day — since 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy production. Food writer Michael Pollan sums it up best: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
5. Trim your waste - and compost with worms!
Garbage buried in landfills produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Help end food waste by shopping smarter and by composting kitchen scraps and garden trimmings. Keep stuff out of landfills by recycling paper, plastic, metal and glass. Let store managers and manufacturers know you want products with minimal or recyclable packaging.Type your paragraph here.
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