Still deciding on a New Year’s Resolution? Lead the charge toward a greener future with one (or all!) of these Green Energy Ohio approved ideas!
Read More Books!
Green Energy Ohio knows that increased education inspires action. This year, learn more about climate issues and discover ways in which they can be a part of the solution by joining our Climate Change Book Club! Join the club here.
Power Down and Unplug!
Thinking of a resolution that involves less time on the internet? Reduce your screen time and energy consumption by turning off your devices! According to the EPA, the electricity wasted by idle electronics like televisions, video game consoles, cell phone chargers, and computers in the US is equivalent to the annual output of 12 power plants! Make a simple pledge this year to turn off and unplug electronics that aren’t in use!
Re-think your route!
Transportation is a huge contributor to climate change. Where and when you can, commit to taking advantage of public transportation, carpooling, biking, or walking instead of driving. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you’ll likely get more exercise on your way too! Find the public transportation resources available in your area here.
Ditch and Switch!
Saving money this year can be as easy as the flip of a switch. Switch the light off when you’re not in the room, ditch the incandescent light bulbs and invest in LED options. LED light bulbs last significantly longer than incandescents. In addition to saving money on your electricity bill, you’ll spend less on replacements, making this resolution twice as cost-effective!
Use your political power!
Register to vote, update your registration, and show up to the polls! Now more than ever, it is crucial that our representatives at the local, state and national levels support the adoption of sustainable energy policies, technologies, and practices of value to the economy and environment. Check your voter registration here.