Carbon dioxide and other air pollutants collect in the atmosphere, trapping in the sun's heat. The good news, is that there are simple steps you can take to take, to help do your part in the fight against global warming!
Step 1: Your Home
One of the easiest things you can do, to help with global warming, is change your light bulbs. Start using Compact Fluorescent bulbs. It takes about three CF bulbs to use the same amount of energy as one traditional light bulb. Plus, they last longer.
Turn off the lights when you leave the room, you don't need them on, so why have them on? It will save the world, and money.
General Electricity Usage
Even when one of your electronic devices is turned off, it still uses electricity. So buy a power strip, and just unplug it whenever you aren't using your stuff.
Don't leave your computer on all day. If you won't turn it off, at least put it on hibernate or stand by when you're gone.
Don't run your dishwasher, unless it's totally full
Air dry your clothes, instead of using the dryer
Take shorter showers, and use a low-flow shower head
Make sure all of your walls and ceilings are insulated.
Switch to double pane windows, they keep more heat in your home.
Buy some caulk and weather stripping for you doors and windows that sometimes leak out air.
Wives will like this one - Replace those old energy inefficient appliances, in favor of newer ones that use less energy.
Ask your electric company if you can purchase renewable energy. It will cost more, but you'll have piece of mind.
A low flow toilet is a good idea too. Toto and American Standard Cadet are two brands that are supposed to make good low flow toilets.
Insulate your water heater, and turn it down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
Switch to a tank less heater..water will be heated as needed, instead of keeping a tank of heated water.