Earth Month Tip: Spread the word
Happy Earth Day!
One of the most powerful things you can do to act on climate is talk to your friends and neighbors about the challenge we face. This Earth Day, talk to five about climate action.
Why five? If five of your friends, for example, replaced five 60-watt light bulbs with 13-watt Energy Star bulbs, it would save over 50,000 pounds of carbon pollution over the life of the bulb. That’s equivalent to one of the following:
a) the annual carbon pollution from 5 passenger vehicles
b) the carbon pollution associated with 2,780 gallons of gasoline
c) 3.4 homes’ electricity use for one year
Small changes make a big difference. Tell friends to visit epa.gov/earthday to learn more about reducing carbon pollution.
More tips: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/actonclimate/
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