Level 1: 10 ways to reduce your carbon footprint

DITCH THE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

Invest in a reusable water bottle. You’ll save money and the environment.

USE COLD WATER FOR LAUNDRY

And do your laundry in full loads. This will decrease the amount of water and energy used. 

DRIVE EFFICIENTLY

Use the accelerator lightly, coast to red lights, stay near the speed limit, and go inside instead of idling in parking lots or drive thrus.

INCORPORATE WALKING/BIKING TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Try to incorporate active travel at least once or twice daily. Walking one mile takes only about 20 minutes! 

ADJUST YOUR THEROMSTAT

Set to 78 degrees in the summer and 67 degrees in the winter. Be sure to turn off the heat and AC when you’re not at home.

RECYCLE & REUSE

Keep stuff out of the landfill and reduce emissions that come from methane. 

KEEP TIRES PROPERLY INFLATED

When tire pressure is low, cars have to work harder and burn more gas.

EAT MORE LOCALLY GROWN FOOD

Taste the difference, feel better and support the Austin economy! 

TURN OFF LIGHTS & UNPLUG DEVICES 

Every little action adds up to energy savings. 

USE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

Aim for at least once a week! Enjoy time to yourself instead of testing your patience in traffic.

 

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