Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

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1257

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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

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Impact

862

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

1
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625

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Replace your faucet aerators

1
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342

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

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367

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1302

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1087

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Drive better, drive smarter

1
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647

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

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528

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

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Impact

1257

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

1
Impact

997

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

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1112

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Start composting at home

1
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596

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Weatherproof your home

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346

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

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38

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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

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Impact

117

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Switch to LED bulbs

2
Impact

1084

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Commute sustainably once a week

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380

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Insulate your basement

2
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548

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

2
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438

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
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205

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

3
Impact

555

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Category: Transportation

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Commute sustainably year-round

3
Impact

542

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Category: Transportation

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
Impact

410

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
Impact

355

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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
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452

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Work and play close to where you live

4
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757

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

146

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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

93

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Plant a tree

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332

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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878

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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820

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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721

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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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797

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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560

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Category: Lifestyle

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