Actions for Change

What actions are you taking to protect our quality of life?

Impact Rating Scale

The spectrum of actions below is sorted by impact. This tells you how each action contributes to reducing Edmonton's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Dry your clothes naturally

1
Impact

693

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Category: Lifestyle

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
Impact

514

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
Impact

277

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
Impact

296

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Category: Lifestyle

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1005

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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865

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Category: Lifestyle

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Drive better, drive smarter

1
Impact

518

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Category: Transportation

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
Impact

435

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

994

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

809

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Category: Lifestyle

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
Impact

874

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Start composting at home

1
Impact

478

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Category: Lifestyle

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

273

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

1
Impact

32

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

1
Impact

151

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Category: Transportation

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
Impact

88

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

860

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

254

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Category: Transportation

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

434

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
Impact

346

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
Impact

162

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

458

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Category: Transportation

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

437

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Category: Transportation

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

317

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

283

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

47

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Category: Transportation

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
Impact

363

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

586

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

119

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

83

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

205

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

69

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Plant a tree

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Impact

227

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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Impact

678

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

673

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

571

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

329

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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Impact

616

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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Impact

439

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Category: Lifestyle

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