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So how do we help?

What can we do to help to fight the climb of greenhouse gasses in our one and only small little planet? We are all concerned about how much really can one person’s actions affect this global phenomenon. Can I really make a change?

Well, we are more than 6 billion single persons on this planet and hopefully, it is not only you that is taking an action. Some of us are executives in large multinational companies that can affect decisions regarding use of energy and resources.
If some of these executives are on our side (sorry, our “planet side”), we can, and we will make a change!

Following are ideas for actions and habits you can start with.
Don’t jump too quickly into deep water. Start slow and after a while some of these steps will become a second nature for you.

 

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Great ideas regarding Heating and cooling

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Smart Landscaping

Shading your windows with overhangs, trellises or by planting shade trees are all effective ways to reduce unwanted heat on hot, sunny days. They also act as windbreakers in winter.
This will reduce your cooling bill in the summer and heating bill during the winter while reducing gas emissions.
Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units (but not to close or it may block the airflow.) A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.

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Winter Sun

Letting the sun warm up the house during the winter will save you money and save the environment.

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Air-conditioning

Save money and save the environment by cleaning the filters in the heating and cooling system. It will help keep the air conditioning and duct heating units in good working condition and optimum efficiency.

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Shade during summer

During the summer hot days shut your curtains, blinds and shades in the morning so they block the sun during the hottest part of the day

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Utilize the afternoon cool summer breeze

When it cools down outside, open your doors and windows to let in the cooler air and to encourage cross-ventilation

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