|Need to Know: What’s Your Carbon Footprint?|
What’s Your Carbon Footprint?
(StatePoint) Did you know that simple tweaks to your lifestyle can go a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint?
By lowering the amount of greenhouse gas emissions you cause in your daily activities, you’ll not only do the right thing for the planet, you should save some money too.
Start by sealing up drafts to optimize your heating and cooling. Turn off and unplug appliances that are not in use. And use natural gas for cooking, water heating, home heating, drying clothes and in your fireplace. Natural gas reduces your home’s carbon footprint an average of 46 percent.
To learn your carbon footprint, and more about how to reduce it, visit www.epa.gov .