10 things we can do to celebrate Earth Day.
- 10 things you can do to decrease climate change.
Pledge to do at least one this year by selecting the checkbox.
Change a LightbulbOne compact fluorescent bulb lasts as long as 13
regular bulbs and uses 75% less energy. Find other quick ways to save
at home here.
Leave Your Car in the DustCarpool or take public transportation to
work and keep some of that hard-earned pay in your pocket. For trips
to nearby stores or friend's houses, walk or bike.
Power UpWhere does your electricity come from? Lots of utilities
offer renewable options these days, like incorporating some wind and
solar into the mix. Find cleaner energy options in your area by using
this clickable map.
Drive SmartIf you do drive, consider a hybrid or an alternative fuel
vehicle. Or buy a TerraPass to ease your driving guilt. Buying a
TerraPass offsets the impact from your car by decreasing emissions
from other sources by the same amount your car produces.
End the Junk Mail TrailSave trees and the energy used in paper
production by taking your name off mailing lists.
Power DownShutting down your computer when you're not using it can
save from $100 to $400 a year in electricity. Turning off other
appliances can save even more.
Buy LocalOn the average, produce grown in the U.S. travels 1500 miles
to reach grocery store shelves. Save on fuel by buying from local
growers, or create your own community garden.
Geek OutYou don't have to give up your gadgets to slow climate
change. Use solar power to charge your cell phone, iPod, radio --
just about everything -- under the sun.
Wash and WearThe newest, most efficient washers use up to four times
less energy than older models, and can save $70 a year in energy
costs. Try line-drying your laundry, and find more energy-efficient
Chip InThe easiest way to contribute can be powerful: make a
donation. These organizations are already working to slow climate
change. Click here to find out more and give them the help they need.