Actions for Change

What actions will you take to protect your 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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Actions rated * are actions submitted by residents. Impact currently unmeasured.

Dry your clothes naturally

1
Impact

165

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Category: Lifestyle

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
Impact

107

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

263

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

201

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Category: Lifestyle

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
Impact

225

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

1
Impact

209

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Category: Lifestyle

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
Impact

117

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Wash your clothes in cold water

1
Impact

248

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Category: Lifestyle

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
Impact

63

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Category: Lifestyle

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
Impact

63

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Drive better and smarter to save fuel

1
Impact

114

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Category: Transportation

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Start commuting sustainably once a week

1
Impact

123

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Category: Transportation

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

59

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

1
Impact

10

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Start composting now

1
Impact

121

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Category: Lifestyle

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

1
Impact

35

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Category: Transportation

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
Impact

27

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

202

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

95

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
Impact

86

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase an induction cooktop to replace gas/electric

2
Impact

40

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

90

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Category: Transportation

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

123

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Category: Transportation

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

13

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Category: Transportation

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

59

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

65

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
Impact

78

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Move closer to where you work, study and play

4
Impact

119

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Category: Lifestyle

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

42

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

20

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

24

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Use reusables

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Impact

98

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

103

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

86

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Category: Food

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Buy green power

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Impact

17

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Eat less meat

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Impact

101

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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Impact

48

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Category: Lifestyle

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