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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

921

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
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675

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
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376

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
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404

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Wash your clothes in cold water

1
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1394

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1164

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Drive better, drive smarter

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712

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
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564

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

1350

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

1078

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
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1184

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Start composting at home

1
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657

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

378

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

1
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40

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

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Impact

216

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
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132

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
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1173

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

419

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Category: Transportation

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

594

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
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480

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
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230

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
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609

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

571

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

451

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

387

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

75

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Category: Transportation

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
Impact

504

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

812

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

166

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

112

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

283

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

110

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Plant a tree

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378

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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Impact

940

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

891

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

780

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

477

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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Impact

865

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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Impact

611

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Category: Lifestyle

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