|The Clean Car Challenge.
I will sign the e-petition at www.cleancarcampaign.org to encourage auto makers to use less toxic materials and make vehicles more fuel efficient.
|The Anti-Idling Campaign.
I will turn off my engine instead of idling to save fuel and to reduce air pollution. This web page, http://www.epa.gov/SmartwayLogistics/transport/what-smartway/idling-reduction.htm, shows in running, real-time the amount of unnecessary fuel consumed by idling diesel trucks.
|Change-a-Light with a CFL.
I will replace one or more incandescent lights in my home with a compact fluorescent light bulb to save money and energy.
|Private Drinking Water Well Test.
I will have my private well tested to ensure safe drinking water for my family.
|Use Fewer Plastic Bags
I will use reusable bags for groceries, and use fewer new plastic bags.
|Keep Cooking Oil and Grease Out of the Drain
I will not pour or wash cooking grease or oil down the drain, which clogs sewer lines and septic systems.
|Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
I will replace at least one product containing hazardous ingredients with one environmentally-friendly household product.
|Septic System Inspection.
I will have my septic system inspected and/or pumped out this year.
|Plant a Tree
I will plant a native tree, which, in addition to being beautiful, takes carbon from the air, absorbs contaminants from the soil and groundwater, and helps to keep the environment cool.
|Reuse, reduce, recycle
I will reuse, reduce, recycle, and buy recycled products.
|Use Less Electricity
I will use less electricity to save energy.
|Use Less Water
I will use less water to save valuable drinking water.
|Use fewer gas-powered vehicles and tools|
Below are some simple steps you can take to lessen your impact on the environment. Every positive action you take today helps to protect the environment and increases the amount of resources available to you and future generations.