1. Buy products that reduce energy consumption, such as front-loading washers and dryers, and replace incandes-cent light bulbs with fluorescents or LEDs.
2. Use energy more efficiently. Add insultation to homes and businesses, seal gaps around windows, and replace old windows with double or triple pane windows. Actively recycle.
3. Actively recycle
4. forego fossil fuels. Use alternatives when possible- bio fuels, wind power, and photovoltaic (PV). Invest in companies practicing carbon capture and storage, and divest from oil company stocks.
5. Move closer to work. The trasportation sector is a major consumer of fossil fuel and a leading source of GHG emissions. Use mass transitm carpool, or ride a bicycle. Cut down on long-distance plane travel, which is one of the fastest growing sources of GHG emissions.
Unplug electrical devices when not in use. It seems counterintuitive, but Americans consumer more electrical energy to power devices when off than when on. Computers, battery chargers, televisions, stereo sound systems, and other electrical gadgets consume more energy when supposedly witched off than when on.
7. Install smart meters to offer time-of-use incentives to encourage homeowner customers to shift electricity consumption for dishwashers and laundry appliances to off-peak hours