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Simple Steps To Reducing U.S. Emissions by a Billion Tons

c2In an effort to get households and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Garrison Institute have instituted an education campaign called Simple Steps.

Based on the report, “Simple and Inexpensive Actions Could Reduce Global Warming Emissions by One Billion Tons” (PDF), the education campaign is a blueprint for reducing U.S. emissions by 15 percent, or about a billion tons.

The biggest opportunity for reducing emissions is in addressing household energy (45 percent), followed by transportation (22 percent), diet and food waste (17 percent) and recycling and responsible consumption (16 percent).

As one example, if every American who travels by plane three times a year or more were to fly once less per year, about 55 million metric tons of emissions could be averted.

Consuming paper and plastics more responsibly – by using double-sided printing, reducing catalog subscriptions and buying less bottled water – cold help shave another 60 million metric tons of emissions.

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One thought on “Simple Steps To Reducing U.S. Emissions by a Billion Tons

  1. I think life style has to be changed- dreams to be curtailed. An average Americal citizen is bombarded by half a million advertisements before the age of 18. These ads brain wash the person to become shopoholics. People buy things sometimes they do not use at all. Life style needs to be more drastically changed towards a century old style. We think we live in the age of civilization.. Infact we are the biggest destroyer of humanity

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