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5 Questions to ask yourself to reduce your carbon footprint.

Co.o. HIGH? TOOO E Questions to Ask Yourself to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint 1. IS MY DIET ECO-FRIENDLY? YOU LOVE: MEAT. FAST FIXES: (Especially red meat) and dairy. Well hello, carbon emissions. Create a meatless Monday tradition. Producing meat and dairy requires large amounts of fuel fuel, water, land, Buy organic, grass-fed, or pasture-raised products. and chemicals. 2. WHEN DID I LAST WEATHER-STRIP MYHOMΕ? YOU JUST GOOGLED: "WHAT IS WEATHER- STRIPPING?" Which means you're letting hot or cool air into your home, and making your HVAC work harder each season. FAST FIXES: Plan a time for upkeep to caulk, insulate, and weather-strip. It's pretty easy DIY work, and your local One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning may be able to help! (services vary by location). 3. IS MY DRIVING DESTROYING THE ROAD (AND THE PLANET)? YOUR THOUGHT: "ROADS? WHERE FAST FIXES: Follow the speed limit and maintain WE'RE GOING, WE DON'T NEED ROADS!" Well, doc, yes, you do. Even if you're a very good driver (and of Course you are), a few bad habits like a steady speed. Кеep your tires inflated to the right level. Replace the oil and filters on schedule. speeding and delayed МОTOR OIL maintenance can off set your carbon footprint. 4. DO I NEED TO PRINT THAT? YOUR ANSWER: YES, FAST FIXES: TWO COPIES, PLEASE. Your office life is part of your carbon footprint. Read docs electronically and if you do print, go double-sided and recycle. How you use electronics and paper can up the ante and give your footprint a negative turn. Turn off printers, computers, and other devices when they're not in use. 5. IS MY THERMOSTAT SET FOR SAVINGS & SUSTAINABILITY? (AND THE PLANET)? YOUR THERMOSTAT IS SET AT: 68°. We know Texas is hot, but you're wasting energy and increasing your electricity bill, especially if the setting stays the same when you're away from home. FAST FIXES: Raise your thermostat by at least 2°, and save the most at 75° or higher. Use a fan. Invest in a smart thermostat. 68°: NEED TO BOUNCE BACK? Visit to view our electricity rates, renewable energy plans, and more. bounce energy, Copyright © 2016 Bounce Energy. All rights reserved. PUCT #10162.

5 Questions to ask yourself to reduce your carbon footprint.

shared by Direct-Energy on May 01
Earth Day may be over but we should really celebrate it every day by reducing our carbon footprint. Here are some simple ways to reduce your impact on the environment.


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