Climate Change & You

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Some starting points for individual change
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Important Starting Point • Think Efficiency! • Think About Consumption Patterns! • Think About Mobility Patterns! • Think About Communication!
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Turn down. .. or up your thermostat
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Thermostat Changes • Lower the temperature of your heaters by a degree or two in winter & turn up the temperature a degree or two in summer • Use a timer, so the heating/cooling is only on when you need it • Don’t set the refrigerator to its coldest setting
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Choose low energy When it comes to replacing equipment… – Light bulbs – Refrigerator, freezer, microwave – Computers – Central heating – Windows, insulation … Choose energy efficient models Higher initial costs are repaid in savings over the product’s life
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Power down! Turn off lights when you don’t need them Don’t leave appliances on standby. .. computers!! – unplug appliances or plug into power strip and switch off
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course ENVR 202 taught by Professor Carlarne during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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