- Air dry. Let your hair and clothes dry naturally instead of running a machine. If you do dry your clothes in the dryer, make sure the load is full.
- Take short showers. Bathtubs require gallons more water than a 5-10 minute shower.
- Eat less meat, poultry and fish. More resources are used to provide meat than plants.
- Freeze fresh produce and leftovers if you don’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad. You can also do this with take-away or delivered food, if you know you will not feel like eating it the next day. You will save food and money.
- Compost your food scraps. It can reduce climate impact while also recycling nutrients.
- Recycling paper, plastic, glass and aluminium keeps landfills from growing.
- Buy minimally packaged goods.
- Avoid pre-heating the oven. Unless you need a precise baking temperature, start heating your food right when you turn on the oven.
- Plug air leaks in windows and doors to increase energy efficiency.
- Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models and light bulbs.
- If you have the option, install solar panels in your house. This will also reduce your electricity bill!
- Get a rug. Carpets and rugs keep your house warm and your thermostat low.
- If you use a dishwasher, stop rinsing your plates before you put them into the machine.
- Switch to cloth diapers or a new, environmentally responsible disposable brand.
- Use cardboard matches. They don’t require any petroleum, unlike gas-filled plastic lighters.
Things you can do at home
Every little bit counts!