Personal Action Steps

TAKE ACTION! We’ve assembled a list of “Personal Action Steps” that you can assimilate into your life to become more environmentally friendly.

 

Keep yourself educated about climate change by reading the news, attending educational sessions, and getting involved!

How can you get involved? Join an environmentally focused group!

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Choose a plant-based diet. When people choose plant-based eating (vegan) they help protect the environment, wild animals and plants, “farmed” animals, hungry people and their own health.

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Prevent phantom loading by putting electronic appliances like a TV on a power strip

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Switch your energy sources from fossil fuels to renewables and invest in renewable energy for the future. Switch to a 100% Renewable Energy Services Company (ESCO)

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Monitor your gas and electric consumption monthly as a family and set a goal to reduce consumption.

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Urge your places of gathering like schools or places of worship to install solar panels and get an energy audit

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Look for the energy star rating for appliances and consider wattage usage of any new electronics

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Increase the air-sealing and insulation in your home especially when doing any renovations

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Consider alternative modes of transportation by opting to ride a bike, walk, take public transit, or by carpooling

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Use reusable shopping bags

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Use reusable water bottles

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Compost kitchen scraps

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The 6 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Repurpose

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Change existing incandescent and CFL light bulbs with LED bulbs

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Purchase a Kill A Watt device to find out how much wattage individual devices use. Kill-A-Watt meters are also available to check out from many libraries.

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Spread the news! Inform others about climate change through social media, everyday conversation, and involvement.

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Read, watch, and listen to media that discusses climate change to better understand the situation at hand

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Make your next vehicle all electric or plug-in hybrid/electric

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