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17 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted Oct 28 2009 11:01pm
  1. Weather-proof your house: seal drafts, insulate lofts, triple-glaze windows
  2. Centralise your air-conditioning system
  3. Install low-flow showerheads
  4. Get a more efficient water heater
  5. Use energy-efficient appliances
  6. Fit low rolling-resistance tyres to cars: they minimise the energy wasted as heat as the tyre rolls down the road
  7. Use a fuel-efficient vehicle
  8. Change the air filters on your centralised air conditioning
  9. Tune up your air conditioning: get annual professional inspection and maintain it well
  10. Get regular car maintenance checks
  11. Wash your clothes at a cooler temperature
  12. Turn the temperature on your water heater down
  13. Stop leaving unused appliances on standby settings, which use power
  14. Turn your thermostat down
  15. Avoid the tumble dryer: line-dry washing
  16. Drive at a maximum of 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour)
  17. Car pool and “trip-chain”, running errands together

Read More: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18048-how-laundry-could-slash-us-carbon-em

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