Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1092

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

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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

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Impact

867

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Category: Lifestyle

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
Impact

627

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
Impact

343

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
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373

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Wash your clothes in cold water

1
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1309

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Category: Lifestyle

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

1
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1092

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Drive better, drive smarter

1
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651

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Category: Transportation

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
Impact

531

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

1262

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

1003

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
Impact

1122

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Start composting at home

1
Impact

600

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

348

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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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Category: Home Efficiency

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

1
Impact

199

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Category: Transportation

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
Impact

117

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

1089

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

385

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Category: Transportation

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

550

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
Impact

440

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
Impact

206

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

559

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Category: Transportation

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

544

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Category: Transportation

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

411

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

356

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

63

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Category: Transportation

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
Impact

454

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

757

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

147

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

100

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

257

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

94

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Plant a tree

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333

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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Impact

880

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

824

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

723

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

434

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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Impact

800

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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Impact

562

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Category: Lifestyle

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