10 Steps you can do to reduce your carbon footprint:

  1. Change a light. Replacing one standard light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb will reduce your footprint by 150 lbs a year.
  2. Reduce your driving. You will save 1 lb of carbon for every mile you don’t drive.
  3. Recycle more. Recycling half of your household waste a year can reduce your carbon footprint by 2,400 lbs.
  4. Check your car’s tires. Having properly inflated tires can increase your mileage by as much as 3%. That reduces your carbon footprint by 20 lbs for every gallon you don’t use.
  5. Use less hot water. Washing your clothes in cold water can reduce your footprint by as much as 500 lbs a year. Reducing the amount of hot water you use, either by turning the temperature down or installing a reduced flow showerhead can remove 250 lbs of carbon per year.
  6. Avoid purchasing products with a lot of packaging. You can save 1,200 lbs of carbon annually if you reduce your garbage by 10%.
  7. Adjust your thermostat. Moving your thermostat down 2 degrees in the winter or up 2 degrees in the summer can save approximately 2,000 lbs of carbon a year.
  8. Plant a tree. One tree can absorb 2,000 lbs of carbon in its lifetime.
  9. Turn off electric devices. Turning off your television, DVD player, stereo or your computer when you are not using them can save thousands of pounds of carbon a year.