Avoid idling your vehicle

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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

882

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Category: Lifestyle

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
Impact

636

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
Impact

350

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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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381

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1336

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1113

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Drive better, drive smarter

1
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662

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Category: Transportation

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

1
Impact

542

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

1
Impact

1285

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

1023

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

1
Impact

1139

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Start composting at home

1
Impact

616

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Weatherproof your home

1
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355

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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

204

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Category: Transportation

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Purchase a tankless water heater

1
Impact

121

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

1106

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Commute sustainably once a week

2
Impact

393

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Category: Transportation

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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

449

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
Impact

214

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

571

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Category: Transportation

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

549

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Category: Transportation

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

425

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

366

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Category: Home Efficiency

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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

466

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

4
Impact

771

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

154

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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

263

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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

341

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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Impact

900

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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Impact

841

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

741

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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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Impact

815

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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Impact

576

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Category: Lifestyle

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