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Our Tag line is "Do your best, offset the rest," and by that we sincerely hope that you will do more to reduce your carbon footprint than just buy carbon offsets. There are literally hundreds of good ideas to help you do your best. We have included a few easy ones here and encourage you to visit the links in the left column where you will find a lot more. The bonus here is that these are money saving tips, as well... and who couldn't use those?

Did you know that if you moved your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer you could save 2000 lbs. of CO2 per year?

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
By replacing 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, you can save 300 lbs. of CO2 a year.

Car Tires
You can save 250 lbs. of CO2 per year by checking your tire pressure monthly and keeping them adequately inflated.

Car Air Filter
By checking and replacing your car's air filter regularly, you can save 800 lbs. of CO2 per year.

If you run your dishwasher only with a full load you'll save 100 lbs. of CO2 per year.

Water heater
Set your water heater thermostat no higher than 120°F and save 550 lbs. of CO2 per year. Additionally, most safety experts agree that temps above 120°F can create a scalding risk, especialy for young children.

AC Filter
By cleaning or replacing dirty air conditioner filters as recommended you can save 350 lbs. of CO2 per year.

Car Idling
When in your car, if you are standing still for more than 30 seconds... waiting for a train or in line at the bank or waiting at school for your kids... turn off your car's engine.

Waste / Recycling
Purchase products with less packaging and use filtered water instead of plastic bottles. Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum and glass. Compost all organic matter.

Shorter Showers
Showers use up 2/3 of all hot water. Shortening your shower by a minute or two can save up to 150 gallons of water per month.