9 Easy Ways to Combat Climate Change from House

Switch to Renewable Energy

Opt for a carbon-free energy supplier to combat climate change. Check with your utility or community solar project for green energy options on your bill.

Reduce Food Waste

Minimize food waste by meal planning, avoiding bulk perishables, and using your freezer. The U.S. food waste equals the emissions of 42 coal plants yearly!

Switch to Induction Cooking

Replace gas stoves with induction burners or convection toaster ovens. They are efficient, eco-friendly, and perfect for renters who can’t choose appliances.

Start Composting

Composting food scraps cuts methane emissions and enriches soil. Learn through Master Composter classes or find a local drop-off for your food waste.

Insulate Your Home

Improve your home’s energy efficiency by adding insulation, sealing cracks, and using draft guards. It helps reduce your electricity use for heating and cooling.

Wash Clothes

Save energy by washing clothes in cold water and skipping the “heated dry” setting on the dishwasher. Modern detergents work well in cold water!

Switch to LED Lighting

LED bulbs use 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last longer. A simple switch can save you money and cut down on carbon pollution over time.

Air Dry Your Laundry

Line dry clothes to save energy from the dryer and extend garment life. Air drying reduces your carbon footprint and helps you buy fewer clothes.

Utilize New Green

Take advantage of tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act for energy-efficient upgrades, like weatherization and solar panels. Save money and go green.

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