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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

955

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
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720

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
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404

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

1
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428

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1452

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1220

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Drive better, drive smarter

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747

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
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601

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

1419

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

1133

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
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1225

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Start composting at home

1
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697

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Weatherproof your home

1
Impact

403

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

1
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41

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

1
Impact

220

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
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148

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

1240

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

437

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Insulate your basement

2
Impact

628

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
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504

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
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241

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

642

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

584

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

484

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

406

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

82

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
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536

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

853

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

175

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
Impact

119

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
Impact

308

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
Impact

122

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Plant a tree

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399

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Category: Community Action

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Grow your own food

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Category: Food

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Use reusables

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Impact

978

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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937

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

823

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

510

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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Impact

891

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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642

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Category: Lifestyle

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