Thank you for everything you’re doing to reduce your carbon footprint. Scientists say it’s not too late to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to save the polar bear's sea ice habitat—and you can do your part.
PBI scientists have put together a list of actions with the most impact. We suggest you look through these tips, find out what you’re already doing, and then challenge yourself to add more.
Ready to do more? Check out our step-by-step Take Action Toolkits for classrooms, clubs, and communities:
Finally, report on what you're doing and learn from others in our My Planet, My Part gathering place, a powerful forum for sharing ideas and gaining inspiration.
Did You Know?
There are about 100 million households in the U.S. alone, and each household uses about 11,000 KWh electricity per year. It takes one pound of coal to generate 1KWh of electricity. The electricity generated in the U.S. is roughly 50% coal, 25% natural gas, 25% other (nuclear + hydroelectric + renewable). Power generation is somewhat regional – do you know what's in your area? And have you checked whether you're able to choose a green source?
To put energy usage into context, a 100W light bulb left on for 10 hours burns one pound of coal.