What will you do to help?
Propose what you will do to help with this
problem that affects us all.
Explain why this will help resolve one of the
factors that lead to Global Warming.
Convince somebody else to help.
Create a blog or journal of what you are doing
and what the person you changed is doing as
Create an Advertisement to Convince the
community to change their ways.
WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
Global warming is already affecting the world
we know, endangering polar bears, shortening
ski seasons and creating more intense
storms. If we do not take steps to curb global
warming, sea levels will continue to rise,
flooding coastal areas. Heat waves will be more
frequent and more intense. Droughts and
wildfires will occur more often. Disease-carrying
mosquitoes will expand their range. And
species will be pushed to extinction.
HOW CAN MY FAMILY HELP?
Choosing to Drive change energy-efficient vehicle provides the single
biggest opportunity for most people to reduce their carbon emissions. Each
gallon of gas used produces 25 pounds of the emissions that are
responsible for global warming.
Be an Energy Star
Look for the Energy Star labels on appliances such as refrigerators,
freezers, furnaces, air conditioners, washing machines and water heaters.
Energy Star refrigerators use about half as much energy as refrigerators
made before 1993. Energy Star washing machines use nearly 50% less
water and 50% less energy per load than non-Energy Star washing
machines, saving you money on your water and energy bills.
Choose clean power
Most consumers in New Jersey can purchase electricity generated from
renewable resources that produce low or no carbon emissions. Installing
renewable clean energy equipment at your home or business may qualify
you for one of the country’s best clean energy incentive programs,
Customer On-Site Renewable Energy (CORE) rebates.
Unplug an underused freezer or refrigerator
An old refrigerator in the garage increases the size of your
carbon-footprint and costs you more to operate during summer
and winter months. Unplugging that old, underused refrigerator
can lower the typical family’s carbon emissions nearly 10
Buy foods grown locally
The volume of greenhouse gas emissions involved in
producing, transporting, processing and distributing food is
staggering. Most food travels nearly 1,500 miles before it gets
to your plate. Buying locally grown, seasonal foods not only
reduces the carbon dioxide emissions involved with food
production and distribution, it supports local farmers, families
Audit your energy use
Make your home more energy efficient and comfortable while
fighting global warming using a free home energy audit. Even
simple measures, such as installing a programmable
thermostat, can reduce a typical family’s carbon emissions
approximately 5 percent. Stop losing energy and start saving
Light it up
If every U.S. household replaced one incandescent light bulb with an energy-saving
compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, global warming pollution would be reduced by
more than 90 billion pounds over the life of the bulbs. Replace the five most frequently
used light bulbs in your home: kitchen ceiling dome light, living room table lamp, living
room floor lamp, bathroom vanity light and the outdoor porch light. CFL bulbs contain a
small amount of mercury, so it is important that they be disposed of properly, such as at
a local household hazardous waste collection event. Please check with your County for a
schedule of household hazardous waste collection events near you.
Reduce, reuse & recycle
Purchasing reusable products instead of disposables reduces our reliance on landfill
space and helps combat global warming. Recycling half of your household waste will
slash carbon dioxide emissions by 2,400 pounds per year.
Buy sustainably-harvested wood
When buying wood products, check for labels which indicate that the timber comes from
a forest that is sustainably-managed. These forests slow global warming by effectively
Spread the word
A growing movement across the country seeks to reduce individual, family, business
and community emissions while inspiring and assisting others to do the same.
Let policy makers know you’re concerned about global warming. Elected officials and
candidates for public office at every level need to hear from citizens. Urge them to
support policies that will accelerate the shift to a low-emissions future
LITTLE THINGS HELP TOO!
Use Less Gas by combining errands into one trip
Plant a Tree
Change a Bulb to Energy efficient
Unplug Appliances at Night
Take your own bags to the Grocery store
Buy Products made from Recycled paper like
Toilet paper and paper towels
Turn your heat down at night
Don’t waste food
Use the sun to heat. Leave curtains open during
the day and closed at night to keep the heat in.
Writ e your local politicians and let them know
you want a change
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"I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the
something that I can do.“
Helen Keller, American Author and
Lecturer (1880 - 1968)
"Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that
Margaret Mead, American