Four Ways to Make a Difference This Earth Day

Earth Day offers us the opportunity to reflect on our habits and how they impact the environment. Looking for ways to do your part, but not sure where to start? These tips can help reduce your carbon footprint and preserve the natural resources that make our state so great.

Switch out your lightbulbs
According to the research firm IHS Markit, the use of LED bulbs prevented more than 500 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2017. It’s easy to see how: ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy and can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Buy a reusable mug
Paper cups take up space in landfills and producing them creates carbon emissions. But going green doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to your morning coffee. Reduce your daily carbon footprint by bringing a reusable mug to your favorite coffee shop. Some companies even offer a discount if you bring your own mug.

Recycle your appliances responsibly
If you have an old working fridge or freezer that you’re looking to get rid of, leaving it on the curb with the rest of your trash can risk releasing toxic chemicals into the environment.

Focus on Energy will pick it up for free to ensure that it’s recycled safely.

Pay your bills online
Not only is it quick and convenient, but going paperless saves trees and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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Posted April 2019. Updated December 2022.

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