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How to reduce your carbon footprint?. By: Jess Conboy. For individuals. Turn off your lights, TV's, DVD players, computers when not in use. Turn down central heating. Turn down water heating setting - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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How to reduce your carbon footprint?

How to reduce your carbon footprint?By: Jess Conboy

For individualsTurn off your lights, TV's, DVD players, computers when not in use. Turn down central heating.Turn down water heating settingFill dish washer and washing machine with a full load- saves on water, electricity, and on laundry detergent. Do weekly shopping in one trip.Fill pots with only as much water as you need for cooking.

Saving on your energy bill Use fit saving energy light bulbs.Install thermostatic valves on your radiators.Install cavity wall installationReplace old fridge/ freezer (if its 15 years old) Replace your old boiler with a new energy efficient condensing boiler.

Saves energy

Doesnt save energy TransportationCar pooling Use a bike, or public transportation as much as you can, to help save on gas. Purchase a more fuel efficient car.Take a long trip to get all your items instead of taking a bunch of little ones.Try to reduce the number of flights you take.

AT schoolUse a Reusable water bottle instead of a bunch of plastic water bottles.Recycle old papers in stead of throwing them away.Separate paper and plastic garbage.Photo copy on both sides of the paper so you dont waste paper.At the end of each day you can unplug power strips and make sure the lights are offTurn off unnecessary air conditioning system or heating system when no ones there.

AT HOME Use more efficient light bulbsCompletely full loads of wash to save waterBuy organic or local foodsTurn things off when not in useLower indoor heating and cooling by one degree.Plant a tree Use a canvas bag when grocery shopping, instead of paper or plastic.Use recycled wood chips.

Work Cited"Carbon Footprint - Around Your home." Carbon Footprint - Home of Carbon Management. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2010. . "How to reduce your carbon footprint - Green Wiki." Green Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2010. .