Blog Index
Navigation
Thursday
Feb282013

5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet

Sometimes it feels like trying to help the planet can be overwhelming, but as with most problems, every little bit helps. Start with these five small tips, and ask your friends to do the same, to make a big difference.

1. Drive thoughtfully

Consider walking or biking to destinations nearby, which is great for the environment and has the added bonus of being healthy exercise. When possible, take public transit or consider carpooling to share the carbon footprint. When you do need to drive, ensure your tires are correctly inflated and commit to proper engine maintenance to improve gas mileage.

2. Eat your veggies

Meat, dairy and eggs require many more resources to produce than plant-based foods. But, you don't have to become a full-time vegan to reduce your impact on the planet. A May 2009 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that replacing a single meat-based meal with a plant-based meal can save 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses.

3. Bring your own shopping bags

Americans throw away almost 100 billion plastic bags a year. As an oil-based product, plastic bags do not biodegrade and therefore persist in the environment, as well as rely on carbon production. Consider switching to reusable bags for your shopping. These bags can be made in a sustainable way and used many times before naturally degrading.

4. Change light bulbs

Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). These newer bulbs are more energy efficient, reducing the strain on our planet and saving you money over their lifetime. Compact fluorescent bulbs produce about 75 percent less heat also, making them safer to operate and reducing cooling costs.*

5. Take advantage of online banking

If you're still using paper mail for bills and statements, consider going digital. Not only can you ditch the envelope and stamps, but also many financial activities that used to require driving to the [bank/credit union] can now be done from home. With online banking, bill pay, and eStatements at Star Choice Credit Union, you can reduce your carbon footprint.

To learn more, visit our website at www.starchoicecu.org or call us at 952-698-SCCU (7228).

*Source: Energy Star, www.energystar.gov.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (43)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: www.dri-lex.com
    Last but not least, you make an update for a blog. Im waiting anxiously for your current next update. Lets hope you will consider updating more often so your readers might follow along. I would not have much joy in life today but your blog is one. I realize life is ...
  • Response
    A) it is acceptable to use copyrighted material for economic gain as long as proper credit is given to the author.. . B) all original work located on the Internet is to be considered copyrighted.. . C) only items marked with the ? symbol are considered copyrighted.. . D) all Internet ...
  • Response
    Response: dune buggy
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: replica rolex
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    For oc cartier rings for men casions that call for a special gift, milestones such as a retirement from work or to commemorate a wedding or anniversary, fountain pens make a lasting gift that will remain useful for a lifetime. One of the finest manufacturers of ballpoint a
  • Response
    When one thinks of 'luxury', completely distinctive picture's o cartier boxes ottawa ccur to one's mind. Some would probably think about Kings and or Queen's, other might consider Emperors and Princes, whereas some may take into consideration Knights and Fair maidens. Wha
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Tacori is another popular name in the category of designer engagement rings cartier love necklace white gold price . In addition to ladies’ and men’s weddings bands and rings you will al yellow gold so find bridal accessories and other fine jewelry articles by Tacori. The rings are one-of-a-kind and e ...
  • Response
    Audacious and imaginative, a watch from Ca cartier love bracelet replica gold rtier is a precious and always surprising source of inspiration an leve cartier ring prices d awe. Its unique creations are the ultimate in artistic horology,cartier love bracelet replica gold, each one more amazing than the last. An Panther ...
  • Response
    Response: titanfall keys
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    J cartier ring size conversion ewelry has been given as a gift as early as the earliest cartier baby trinity necklace price civilization like the Incas and Mayas, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome, Greek, Asian and others. Jewelry has been a part of our history and has started and ended wars. According to ...
  • Response
    The last cartier men ring prices feature for the plastic cards that would not be forgotten about will be inter Cartier Red Jewelry Box with Festive Pattern and Black Inner Sid ior of one's C5's since these will be just as distinctive to be the credit cards ourselves. Here we are ...
  • Response
    The name cartier ring size chart Cartier has come to mean large go Cartier Bracelet in Stainless Steel Plated with Rose Gold od quality gadgets of nice beauty. Cartier engagement rings are no exception and are recognized for his or her exquisite traditional designs. With each and every of your branches ...
  • Response
    Individuals need embellished on their own along with handcrafte Cartier Juste Un Clou Ring d bracelets seeing that a long time before the age of pu cartier baby trinity necklace replica rpose. Garlands with roses, anklet bracelets of woven type grass, back, along with shot; this sort of were being the ...
  • Response
    Response: Two-tone Style
    One of the most popular p cartier bracelets for men roducts from the Cartier Earring in Stainless Steel with White Gold Plated and Di esteemed house of Cartier is the Cartier Pasha collection,cartier bracelets for men. These watches are known for their classy and stylish designs. Cartier is ...
  • Response
    There cartier bracelet replica are many beautiful and quality watches on the market and th cartier diamond stud earrings e Cartier brand is up there amongst the best. In fact many people say they are the best,cartier bracelet replica, which is why they buy Cartier. Cartier watches display timeless cartier bracelet ...
  • Response
    You will find several mailer products available in cartier love bracelet replica the mark kate middleton cartier trinity necklace et, but also in obtain for you to choose the right type Handset papers the right outdated investigate must be completed. Simply because leading to an envelope are offered there are many ...
  • Response
    Response: similar web page
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: namecheap hosting
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Cartier Men's Pasha Seatim Cartier 14k Rose Gold Plated Love Ring with Diamonds er Computerized Stainless-steel an cartier love bracelet rose gold price d Rubber Look at. This specified see incorporates a little bit of a sporty search, even so it can however be worn for stylish events also as day ...
  • Response
    Response: Troxyphen Elite
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: drug Rehabs
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: cartier ring size
    An open up feelings as well as awareness cartier bracelet men as cartier diamond earrings price well as an ambitious nature. Those are the driving a car makes driving a car Cartier's imagination over time. Cartier diamond jewelry have got all some time been the picture associated with eternal luxurio Cartier ...
  • Response
    Response: Replica Watches UK
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back from again.
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: via deze pagina
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: twitpic.com
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: Darian Braun
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    T cartier pendants hat is Cartier je Cartier jewelry welry, because they look more elegant and sophisticated. Jewelers are also used to add to simple links or silver rings. A Cartier Small Fox Titanium Steel Necklace nd we have to admit that the addition of these pretty gemstones enhances the allure ...
  • Response
    Response: posture
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: www.amazon.com
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    Response: www.amazon.com
    Star Choice Credit Union Blog - Blog - 5 Simple Ways to Help the Planet
  • Response
    An open up feelings a C Hearts of Cartier Necklace in Stainless steel with 14k Rose Go s well as awareness as well as an ambitious nature. Those are t Cartier Love Bracelet in Open Circle he driving a car makes driving a car Cartier's imagination over time. Cartier diamond jewelry ...
  • Response
    The cartier bracelet love price re are many beautiful and cartier ring prices singapore quality watches on the market and the Cartier brand is up there amongst the best. In fact many people say they are the best,cartier bracelet love price, whi cartier ring size chart ch is why they buy ...
  • Response
    Response: NhScrc
    This is certainly a remarkably amazing powerful resource that you�re offering and you simply provide it away cost-free!! I that can compare with discovering websites ones understand the particular in providing you fantastic learning resource for zero cost. We truly dearly loved examining this web site. Appreciate it!

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« Meet Tracy! | Main | choose credit! »