1) Drive a hybrid or another highly efficient vehicle. You can cut down by as much as one third CO2 as a ’standard’ vehicle.
2) Change your light bulbs to energy-saving compact fluorescents (CFLs). If each American household changed five bulbs, it would be like taking eight million cars off the road.
3) Purchase high efficient EnergyStar appliances and electronics. High-quality, well-sealed windows and doors can minimize the energy you use to heat or cool your house.
4) Buy Green Power. Most utilities across the country now allow customers to purchase green power generated from renewable sources (wind and solar power). A few dollars a month can mean the difference between power made from dirty coal or power made from carbon-free wind turbines. To locate what’s available in your area, you can visit the Sierra Club. Click on Efficiency/Renewables.
5) Use recycled materials. Using recyclable materials can save 70 to 90 percent of the energy and pollution to create ‘virgin’ materials of glass, paper and metal products.