Commute sustainably year-round

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550

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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

887

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
Impact

639

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
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353

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
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383

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1339

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1117

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Drive better, drive smarter

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664

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
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544

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

1289

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

1025

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
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1143

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Start composting at home

1
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618

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

356

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

1
Impact

38

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

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Impact

205

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
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121

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

1110

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

394

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

557

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
Impact

450

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
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215

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
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571

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

550

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

426

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

366

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

67

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Category: Transportation

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
Impact

467

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

772

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

155

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

104

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

265

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

100

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Plant a tree

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Impact

343

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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Impact

902

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

844

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

743

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

446

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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816

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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577

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Category: Lifestyle

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