What can you do?
Buy local produce: The Choose Long Island campaign makes it easy to begin to integrate fresh and local food items into your diet. Importing foods from Latin America and California is a source of greenhouse gas emissions Take the pledge
Compost: Each year billions of pounds of food are wasted in the United States. Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Food scraps in landfills produce methane which is a 25% more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home
Install Solar: here’s why:
“Solar power offers homeowners and renters many benefits, including:”
- Saving money through reduced electricity bills
- Accessing federal, State, and local tax credits for eligible solar projects
- Creating stability during periods of electric rate changes
- Contributing to a cleaner and healthier community by reducing your carbon footprint
Drive an EV: here’s why:
“Electric vehicles (EVs) save money and reduce air pollution. Compared to gasoline-powered cars, EVs are more energy efficient and cost about 50 to 70% less to operate per mile. Because New York’s electricity includes clean sources, EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants that cause smog and acid rain. “
Reduce energy consumption: Through PSEGLI you can get a free energy audit and learn new ways to save on your electric bills and reduce your carbon footprint.