We are committed to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as advocating for bold sustainable, renewable energy solutions. We hope you can find ways to conserve energy and help reduce your carbon footprint.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME
Head over to Energy Star and create a profile of your home's energy efficiency features and get a prioritized list of energy-saving recommendations customized to your home.
See Puget Sound Energy's upgrades/rebates here.
Go LED for light. Seattle City Light gives instant rebates through their selected retailers when you purchase LED bulbs and fixtures and has a tool to let you know how much LED you need to replace your current bulbs. Check for rebates in your area.
GreenUp your energy. You can choose to purchase clean and renewable energy for as little as $3 a month.
If you need information outside the coverage areas listed above check out http://www.dsireusa.org/ for incentives across the state.
FOR EACH BARREL OF OIL WE BURN, WE EMIT HOW MANY POUNDS OF CLIMATE-WARMING GASES?
A. 2 POUNDS
B. 60 POUNDS
C. 100 POUNDS
D. 1 TON (2,000 LBS)
Answer: b. 60 pounds Source: Cascadia Scorecard 2007, Sightline Institute
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT WORK
Travel by bike for a carbon free way to get around. Try out Washington Bike’s list of bike maps on the best path to commute to work.http://wabikes.org/growing-bicycling/resources/bike-maps/
Build your company’s energy program with help at Energy Star. This will help you make a plan, evaluate your success and find incentives to help along the way. http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us/how-can-we-help-you/build-energy-program