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Things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Here are some simple steps that you can take at any time to reduce your personal and household greenhouse gas emissions. Some of the same steps will also reduce emissions that help form ground-level ozone, particle pollution and other air pollutants.

  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Avoid using the clothes dryer by hanging clothes outside to dry.
  • Limit hot showers to five minutes or less.
  • Turn off computers, monitors and printers when not in use.
  • Choose washable items over disposable ones.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle. Learn how this helps.
  • Compost yard trimmings and food scraps.
  • Drive fuel-efficient or alternative-fuel vehicles.
  • Drive at or slightly below the speed limit and accelerate and stop smoothly.
  • Bicycle, walk, carpool and use public transit when possible.
  • Track your vehicle’s average gas mileage and maintain your car, including keeping the tires properly inflated.
  • Don’t start your vehicle until you’re ready to drive and turn off the engine while waiting for even short periods.

Learn more about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

B2 – Breathe Better: An Anti-idling Clean Air Campaign

DHEC’s B2 – Breathe Better campaign is working to reduce vehicle emissions around school campuses. Our goal is simple – to enlist students, faculty, staff, the community and local agencies in efforts to identify and carry out solutions to reduce air pollution around school campuses.

B2 is a great way for your school to protect children’s health and the environment. Learn how your school can participate.

For more information, call us at (803) 898-4852.

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Debra Briggs-Monroe
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This page was last updated on May 22, 2013.