Tim Flannery, author of "The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth," offers the following tips to help consumers reduce emissions that harm the planet.
Change to an accredited green power option to eliminate household emissions from electricity
Install a solar hot water system to reduce household emissions up to 30 percent
Install solar panels to eliminate household emissions from electricity
Use energy-efficient appliances to reduce household emissions up to 50 percent
Use a triple-A rated showerhead to reduce household emissions up to 12 percent
Use energy-efficience lightbulbs to reduce household emissions up to 10 percent
Check fuel efficiency of your next car to reduce emissions up to 70 percent
Walk, cycle or take public transportation to reduce transport-related emissions
Calculate your "carbon footprint" to learn ways to eliminate emissions. Do that by going here.
Suggest a workplace audit of energy emissions
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