Step 1: Lightbulbs & Electronics
*Move your thermostat down at least 2 degrees in winter and up at least 2 degrees in summer. You could save about 2,000 lbs of CO2 a year!!! (and it'll lower heating costs).
*Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases (look for Energy Star labels)
*Turn off (and UNPLUG) electric devices you are not using. Even if something is turned off and it is still plugged in it uses energy.
*Use a clothesline instead of a dryer whenever possible. You can even do this in the winter by having clothes racks set up or even hanging as many clothes as possible on hangers somewhere to dry.
*Get a home energy audit. Your local company may offer these, but if they don't, try to get them to consider it.
*Switch to green power (in many areas you can switch to energy generated by clean, renewable sources such as wind and solar).
*Don't use your air conditioner whenever you can help it, whether in the car or at home.
*Turn off lights
*Shut your doors. (Even inside, the less space your heaters have to heat, the less they'll be on).