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A Carbon-Cutting Challenge

Posted by Heather J.

Carbon Conscious Consumer (C3), a national climate campaign sponsored by the Center for a New American Dream, challenges individuals to establish climate-friendly daily habits and inspire their friends to do the same. New American Dream wants us to consume responsibly, but they also want us to live well and have fun doing it. With that in mind, they came up with six easy steps—instilled over six months—to lower carbon emissions, and so far, the monthly challenge has yielded tremendous results. In August, the organization asked consumers to “Downshift Their Driving” by committing to living car-free for one day each week. Nearly 10,000 people responded, collectively cutting 1,403,109 pounds of carbon in the process. In September, the goal is to “Junk Your Junk Mail.” Visit for some ideas on how to remove yourself from a number of mailing lists.

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I have a little cloth bag that I carry around with me...I never use plastic anymore. This is one way to help reduce carbon...and it is so simple!
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