Tips from World Wildlife Fund:
- Make the switch to clean energy. Most electric power providers now offer an optin to purchase power from renewable sources generated by wind, solar and biomass.
- Plant local species of trees.
- Don’t buy furniture or decking made of tropical hard wood (e.g. mahogany) unless it’s got the Forest Stewardship Council label.
- Avoid air fresheners and aother perfumed products. Use baking soda, cedar blocks or dried flowers. Or just open the windows.
- Buy organic cotton clothing, fruits and vegetables to reduce the use of toxic chemicals.
- Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket. This could reduce emissions up to 1,000 pounds per year.
- Buy a car that gets 30 miles per gallon. This can reduce carbon dioxide by 2,500 pounds a year over a car that gets 10 mpg less.