BE ENERGY EFFICIENT. During the summer months, close your curtains to block heat from the sun. During the winter, open your curtains during the day to allow the sun to warm your home. These simple steps reduce the need for air conditioning and heating, which are likely the most energy-intensive aspects of your home.
CALCULATE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. Which of your activities are carbon-intensive? Use the EPA’s free carbon footprint calculator epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ to learn how you can take action.