What Else Can You do to Reduce Climate Change?

Planting trees is not the only answer to climate change. Globally, society mustn't continue to draw fuels out of the Earth and pump carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, unchecked. Planting trees certainly helps reduce carbon dioxide. Here are just a few other things you can do.

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  1. Drive less. Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You'll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don't drive.

  2. Recycle more. You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

  3. Check your tires. Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

  4. Turn off electronic devices. Simply turning off your television, stereo, or DVD player when you are not using them can save thousands of pounds of CO2 a year.

  5. Keep your car tuned up. Regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.

  6. Consider a green roof. Arbor Day Plaza includes a green roof. Learn more about the project and green roofs.

  7. More ideas…
    1. An Inconvenient Truth suggests “Ways to Reduce Your Global Footprint”
    2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides tools to help individuals reduce greenhouse gas emissions.