STEP #6 | Do you have a garden? Often, growing your own food is THE MOST environmentally friendly alternative. Small or large, any garden is both an economic and environmental win. Don’t have a green thumb? There are tons of resources – articles, vides, tutorials for starting your own garden as well as what is best for your location.
STEP #7 | Is about energy efficient buildings. Did you know that 40% of all energy used in the US goes to power, heat, and cool our buildings? You CAN change this. An energy audit of your home or office could show you ways to save energy and save money.
STEP #11 | This week’s tip is simple and it is not done enough. Reach out to your state, local and federal representatives and ask them to support legislation that protects our environment. As a constituent, your voice matters! Check out these two resources, too:• Citizens’ Climate Lobby• Climate Leadership Council
BONUS STEP | Those of us living in the West: Water! Using water wisely should be everyone’s job. You CAN make a difference by conserving water where you can.
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Paul & Michalina’s Fantastic Grand Canyon Trip NOVEMBER 2020 | Paul Kriescher, and his wife Michalina, recently finished a 2-week road-trip to/from the Grand Canyon via a camper van, rented through Escape Camper Vans, where they used the calculations in these Carbon Offset Slides to determine that they will buy 70+ trees through the Arbor Day Foundation to offset the carbon emissions from their fantastic trip! Check this out for you future road trips, or simply for your daily commuting.