Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone's "going green." We're glad you want to take action, too. Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably. Let's start now.
We've partnered with the Million Car Carbon Campaign to help you find ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. This campaign is uniting conscious consumers around the world to prevent the emissions-equivalent of 1 million cars from entering the atmosphere each year.
Keep reading for 10 simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life. For more advice, purchase State of the World 2010 - Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability, a report from 60 renowned researchers and practitioners on how to reorient cultures toward sustainability.
Save energy to save money.
Inevitably, in going about our daily lives, each of us uses energy by commuting, sheltering our families or even eating. Yet there are many things each of us as individuals can do to reduce our consumption. The choices we make in our homes, our travel and what we buy can lower energy costs and promote the conservation and improvement of the environment. Everyone can make going green a part of their daily lives by just implementing a few simple changes.
One effortless change an individual can incorporate into their daily life is simply remembering to turn out the lights when leaving a room. Keeping light fixtures clean also helps save energy. In fact, a heavy coat of dust on a light bulb can block up to half of the light emitted. Furthermore, the best way for an individual to reduce the cost of