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Commit to the Brit Hazon:

Reduce Energy Use

Below are our suggestions to get growing and buy local over the next six weeks. Choose one to three actions to get started and check out tip sheet for help along the way.

One of the easiest ways to save energy (and a little cash) is by paying more attention to your thermostat. For the next six weeks, adjust your thermostat by 2 degrees. Moderating your temperature with sweaters and fans instead of cranking the heat or A/C can cut your house’s energy consumption by 10%!
Do you have a vacation spot that you fly to every year? Plan to vacation near home instead. Turn at least one trip that needed a flight into a staycation or nearby road trip.
A single occupancy vehicle commute is a solo trip to or from a daily destination (usually work). Adding another person to your car trips reduces the number of cars on the road and dramatically reduces your (and their!) carbon footprint. For the next six weeks, find someone to carpool with for half or more of your commutes.
Even energy efficient cars create greenhouse gasses. Walking and biking are healthy and fun methods of curbing emissions. Pick one trip a week, for the next six weeks, that you usually do by car, and walk or bike (or scoot, or skateboard, or skip) instead.
Tumble drying clothes is one of the biggest household uses of energy with a simple fix, which also saves money and reduces wear on your clothing: Air-dry. Let the sun and air dry your laundry at least once a week for six weeks.
Various “small” issues around the house can add up to large amounts of energy waste! And energy inefficiency is money inefficiency, too! Fixing insulation, sealing air leaks, keeping lights and appliances off when not in use, replacing inefficient bulbs with high efficiency options, and washing laundry in cold water are small and easy changes that make a big difference. Pick two “small” actions and make them happen in the next six weeks.
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Transition to a Plant-Rich Diet

Transition To a Plant Rich Diet

Industrial production of meat and dairy is one of the largest contributors to climate change today. Reduce your environmental impact by pledging to eat more plants and fewer animal products.
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Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste

Around the world, almost a third of all food produced is discarded. Not only is this a waste of resources like water, fertilizer, labor, and land but the methane released as this food decomposes is a powerful greenhouse gas. Reduce your environmental impact by minimizing food waste.
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Get Growing/ Buy Local

Get Growing/Buy Local

Global shipping, especially of refrigerated goods, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. By choosing to grow your own produce and/or buy from local vendors, you support your local economy and lower your carbon footprint!
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Reduce Household Waste

Reduce Household Waste

The overconsumption of single-use products and packaging is connected to all of the top 10 contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention many other pollutants. Generate less waste to reduce your environmental impact.
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Buy Less Stuff

Buy Less Stuff

The resource consumption and waste generation of global society has skyrocketed in the last few decades. By buying less stuff we can significantly decrease our environmental impact while freeing up our resources for more of what really matters.
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