If your destination is close, consider walking or biking instead of driving. Every mile you travel with foot power instead of petrol power saves one pound of carbon.
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Choosing to go meatless one day a week will make a big impact on your carbon footprint. Meat and dairy production generate large amounts of greenhouse gases. Explore vegetarian dining options once a week to delight your tastebuds and shrink your footprint.
Treating and pumping water costs energy. In fact, 3% of our nation's energy is used for water, and producing energy creates greenhouse gases. Installing low-flow appliances and switching off the faucet will reduce your impact.
Archbishop Wenski conveyed the moral challenge of climate change at a recent gathering of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read the statement here.
Composting your yard and kitchen scraps reduces greenhouse gases that build up in landfills.
Generating the power required to heat and air condition your home leads to climate change. When you leave home or go to bed, turn your thermostat to a more neutral temperature. A programmable thermostat makes this easy, and will pay for itself in savings.