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10 simple things you can do to help stop global warming:
1. Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take public transport more often. You’ll save 1.5kg of carbon dioxide for every 5km you don’t drive!
2. Change a light
Replacing six regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs will save 400kg of carbon dioxide a year.
3. Recycle more
You can save 1000kg of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.
4. Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve your car’s fuel efficiency. Every litre of petrol saved keeps 2.5kg of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!
5. Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water — use less hot water by installing an energy efficient triple A rated showerhead (3 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (225kg saved per year).
6. Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 545kg of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.
7. Move your thermostat down 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer
You could save about 900kg of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment.
8. Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one tonne of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
9. Turn off electrical devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them will save you thousands of kilograms of carbon dioxide a year.
10. Be part of the solution
Learn more and get active at www.climatecrisis.net.
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