Saving the World, Together: Tips for an Energy Efficient Lifestyle
Today’s post is from Jaclyn Nicholson of eLocal.com.
Did you know that we rely almost entirely on oil, coal and natural gas? The bottom line is that we are depending on resources that are dwindling, and producing a lot of carbon dioxide along the way. The United States has produced 5.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide and this number continues to rise.
There are several steps we can take to be more energy efficient in our daily lives. Appliances waste a significant amount of water. If you upgrade to a water-conserving dishwasher and washing machine, you can diminish nearly 5,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide. By switching to solar roof panels, you can cut your energy bill in half and save 36,072 lbs. of carbon dioxide. If every incandescent light bulb was switched out to a CFL, we would have enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year.
Together, we can save the world — but we can’t do it alone. How are you helping to save the world?
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