10 Ways To Take Action From Home
In addition to service and volunteering opportunities, you can take meaningful climate action right at home.
As California Climate Action Corps gathers momentum, we want to identify and share opportunities to take action, highlight your climate stories, and celebrate the amazing work we’re all doing together.
But you don’t have to wait. There is plenty you can do right now. Below is a list of simple steps you can do that make a huge difference. So be a part of the solution and take action now to reduce your carbon footprint!
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7. Hack your thermostat.
Setting your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees from its normal setting in warmer and cooler months, you’ll save money and reduce your pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This can reduce your heating and cooling emissions by 10%, saving money every year.
8. Unplug electronic devices when they aren’t in use.
From 4 to 9 PM, energy demand is high, and fewer clean energy sources are available. By unplugging idle electronic devices during these hours, you’re using less polluting energy sources.
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Climate Action Resources
Greening practices increase the cover of vegetation, which lowers carbon dioxide and improves human health. You can help increase tree cover and restore natural environments by planting trees, replacing lawns, and helping with restoration projects in community parks. Download fact sheet
Exploring Energy Options
California is working to achieve 100% clean electricity and carbon neutrality by mid-century or earlier. Help meet our goals by upgrading to LED lights, using power strips, signing up for a cleaner energy supply, seasonally adjusting your thermostats, and avoiding energy-intensive activities during “peak” times (4-9pm). Download fact sheet
Reducing Organic Waste
California has climate goals to divert 75% of organic waste and send 20% of unsold, still-fresh food to those who need it. You can help reduce emissions and address food insecurity by composting your food or lawn clippings and donating surplus food to your local food bank. Download fact sheet
Wildfire Prep & Prevention
Climate change is intensifying and extending our fire season. Help reduce fire risk and protect your community by hardening your home to reduce fire impacts, creating defensible space around your home, and making a household safety plan. Download fact sheet
To meet our climate goals and protect our communities we need to dramatically cut back water use in California. Get “water-smart” by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, washing laundry or dishes with full-loads, and planting drought-resistant vegetation. Download fact sheet