Author Topic: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions  (Read 264 times)

Cwadda

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Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« on: March 15, 2017, 02:53:47 PM »
Here's a few, hoping to learn some more. Please share your ideas!

-Never buying water bottles
-Buying in bulk, rather than buying the same product that has been individually wrapped
-Composting
-Reusing cereal bags as freezer bags (even better than an actual freezer bag!)
-"If you brake, you've made a mistake"
-Shopping at thrift stores and tag sales
-Using the same bath towel for 1-2 weeks
-The 3 Rs, of course!

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Re: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 01:34:13 PM »
Carpooling.
Shorter commute, smaller town, fewer miles driven per year, make the family car last longer
Repairing things rather than replacing them.
Owning a bicycle. Riding it too.
LED bulbs as the older fluorescent bulbs wear out
Eating in vs eating out.
Less heat and less a/c by moderating the thermostat settings, more time each year with the windows open

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Re: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 01:50:17 PM »
Wearing select clothing items multiple times before washing (undies only once!)
Speed Showering < 10 min

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Re: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 02:59:05 PM »
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Less heat and less a/c by moderating the thermostat settings, more time each year with the windows open
Quick question for you - how do you go about monitoring your thermostat settings? I currently have a thermostat that can only be adjusted manually, and it has no timer. Do you recommend getting a simple timed thermostat. Would the newest, trendiest thermostats (I think they're marketed under the name "Nest") be worthwhile if you can control them from your smartphone?

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Wearing select clothing items multiple times before washing (undies only once!)
Maybe TMI, but I switched over to spandex-like underwear and they stay fresh at least 3x longer (because of wicking away moisture, etc). Also, you can quickly rinse them i.e. in the shower or sink and they dry fast and stay fresh!

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Re: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 07:42:46 PM »
Traveling less


Cwadda

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Re: Small Acts of Reducing Carbon Emissions
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 11:59:13 AM »
This thread already exists: What small things did you do today to reduce your environmental impact?

Perfect, thanks. I don't know why I didn't notice it before.