How to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint?

As promised, here are 10 simple things you can start incorporating into your lifestyle to reduce your carbon dioxide footprint courtesy of

Change your lights. Replacing one regular lightbulb with a compact flourescent one will save about 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Drive Less. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you skip driving, so just walk, bike, carpool or take the mass transit more often.

Turn off electronic devices. Thousands of pounds of carbon doixide will be saved in a year by simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them.

Avoid products with a lot of packaging. You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Recycle more. Recycling just half of your household waste will save about 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Adjust your thermostat. Moving your thermostat down by 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer will save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Check your tires. Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water. Heating water takes a lot of energy. By installing a low flow showerhead, you will save about 350 pounds of CO2 per year. Washing your clothes in cold or warm (instead of hot) water will save about 500 pounds of CO2 per year.

Plant a tree. A single tree will absorb about one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Spread the word. Share this post with your family and friends. Repost it to your facebook, multiply, linkedin accounts. Submit it to digg, stumbleupon, etc. Forward it through email.

An Inconvenient Truth

Encourage your friends to rent, borrow or buy “An Inconvenient Truth” dvd. This would also make a great gift for the holidays.

Hope you enjoyed my hot mom tip for today. Stay fabulous!


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