11 Ways to Help

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

   Write to a poitician about your concerns

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