Driving a vehicle, using electricity to light and heat your home, and throwing away garbage all lead to greenhouse gas emissions. By taking simple everyday actions like recycling, unplugging electronics, using less water and recycling, you can easily reduce emissions. Whether you’re at home, school, work or on the road, there are easy steps you can take to help the climate, reduce pollution and even save some money. Every little action adds up. Start doing your part today!
Carbon Footprint Pledge – Pledge to make small changes in your everyday life to reduce your carbon footprint!
Get a home energy evaluation and take recommended actions
- Thurston Energy
- Community Action Council – Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income families
- Puget Sound Energy– Energy rebates, grants and programs
- Solarize with Incentives – 30% federal tax credit, production incentives and net metering, no sales tax on electric systems.
- Reduce carbon pollution associated with bringing food to our tables.
- Eat locally grown food to save energy from long-distance transportation.
- Puget Sound Fresh – Find Farmers Markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)
- Waste Less Food Challenge! Use Thurston County’s SMART tips to waste less food
- Practice sustainable gardening using ‘Common Sense Gardening.’
- Learn how to recycle, compost and reduce waste with Squaxin Island Tribe’s Green Team
- Cool School Challenge – engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide
- Food to Flowers – reduce wasted food, eliminate disposables and set up recycling programs in K-12 schools
- Journey for the Planet – A Kid’s Five-Week Adventure to Create an Earth-friendly Life
- Plant for the Planet – contact Stephanie Bishop at Thurston Conservation District at (360)754-3588, ext. 108 or email@example.com
- Reduce waste at work – click to see how!
- Business Tip Sheets – Recycling and waste prevention tips by industry
- Waste Less Food – click to see how!
- Learn how to recycle, compost and reduce waste within the workplace with Squaxin Island Tribe’s Green Team
- Restaurant Rescue or Grocery Rescue
In the Community
Plant trees – volunteer with Stream Team and plant and maintain native trees and shrubs along local streams to help restore streamside vegetation
Learn how to recycle, compost and reduce waste for community events with Squaxin Island Tribe’s Green Team