Start composting at home

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Actions for Change

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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901

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Replace your showerhead and go low-flow

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658

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Replace your faucet aerators

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364

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Cut your lawn using a solar or push mower

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393

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Wash your clothes in cold water

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1362

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Leave your grass clippings on the lawn

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1141

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Drive better, drive smarter

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682

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Use a toaster oven for small meals

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552

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Set your thermostat to 17-21°C

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1315

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Open and close your blinds seasonally

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1046

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Use fans instead of air conditioning

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1162

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Start composting at home

1
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634

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Category: Lifestyle

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Weatherproof your home

1
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364

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your drain with a DWHR unit

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39

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Carshare instead of owning a vehicle

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208

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Purchase a tankless water heater

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128

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Switch to LED bulbs

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1137

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Commute sustainably once a week

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404

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Category: Transportation

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Insulate your basement

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574

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Purchase the most efficient washer and dryer

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464

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Replace your stove with an induction top stove

2
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219

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Vacation locally instead of abroad

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584

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Commute sustainably year-round

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556

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Install energy-efficient windows

3
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438

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Insulate your walls

3
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375

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Drive an electric vehicle

3
Impact

70

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Category: Transportation

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Install a high-efficiency furnace

4
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482

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Work and play close to where you live

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786

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Category: Lifestyle

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Buy green power

5
Impact

158

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Invest in renewable energy with a solar PV system

5
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107

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Category: Home Efficiency

Rebate

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Upgrade your roof's insulation

5
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272

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Retrofit your building's envelope for efficiency

5
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104

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Category: Home Efficiency

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Plant a tree

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359

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Category: Community Action

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Use reusables

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914

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Category: Lifestyle

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Avoid idling your vehicle

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863

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Category: Transportation

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Reduce food waste

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Impact

756

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Category: Food

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Learn online

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Impact

460

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Category: Workplace

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Eat less meat

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832

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Category: Food

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Reduce consumerism and buy sustainably

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588

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Category: Lifestyle

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