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Act now, where it matters most

The three biggest Bay Area contributions to the climate crisis are our transportation, energy & buildings, and food & food waste. We've got everything you need to get started.

TRANSPORTATION

41% of regional greenhouse gas pollution

01

Walk or bike

If you're close enough to walk or bike from work or home, you're sparing the air and getting healthier, too.

02

Take public transit

The Bay Area has multiple ways to get around. Besides BART, Caltrain, and SMART, there are ferries, cable cars, and 19 bus systems in the Bay Area. Learn more about your transit options at Traveler Services and 511.org.

03

Drive less

Fewer miles driven equals fewer emissions. Cut back by carpooling with friends, and requesting electric vehicles on ridesharing apps.

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Fly less

Flying is one of the least energy efficient modes of travel. Can you get to your destination by train, bus, bike, cargo ship, or sailboat?

If you have to fly, check out these pre-flight tips.

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Once you've taken these simple steps you're on your way. What's next?

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Energy & Buildings

Energy & Buildings

26%

The energy used in our buildings contributes about                    of our regional greenhouse gas emissions.

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If we all make these small changes, it won't be just a drop in the bucket

Here are things you can do right now: 

If we use less, we pay less.

The simplest thing we can all do is remember to turn off the lights, our computers, the games and the stereo, and any appliance that does not NEED to be on. Use a power strip to turn off several things with the flick of one switch and at the same time protect them from power surges.

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If we use less electricity from 4-9 PM every day, we'll hit the "savings sweet spot"

Energy demand is high from 4-9 PM, and less clean energy is available then. You can save more money by remembering that electricity is expensive between 4 and 9 PM. Doing the laundry and using the dishwasher can wait until after 9 PM - or until tomorrow morning. 

If we don't waste water, we'll save both money and a precious resource.

Pumping water uses an enormous amount of energy. Turn off the tap, don't let water run, and use water-saving faucet aerators. What else?

Do most of your laundry on the "COLD" cycle, water plants during

the coolest times of the day, run your dishwasher only when it's full.

Once you've taken these simple steps you're on your way. What's next?

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USE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY & SAVE MONEY

Food & Waste

Food & Food Waste

Wasted food is the                contributor to global greenhouse gases, mostly in the form of methane. Really.

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Here are things you can do right now: 

SAVE MONEY BY BUYING ONLY WHAT YOU WILL EAT

If you buy only what you'll eat, you'll throw out less, you'll save money, and there won't be any more science projects in the back of your refrigerator! 

If you typically don't finish leftovers, try preparing less food to begin with.

"If food can be saved, we'll save it." 

Imperfect Foods delivers right to your door: fresh, often organic, and often cheaper than grocery store prices.

You decide what you want and place your order. Perfect!

EAT A PLANT-RICH DIET

If cattle were their own nation, they would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and it's not just "cow burps", but how they're raised, grazed, and sent to market. 

If you don't want to give up meat entirely, consider eating more vegetables anyway, and just a little less meat. Try a "Meatless Monday", and buy meat that is raised humanely & sustainably.

Once you've taken these simple steps you're on your way. What's next?

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SOLUTIONS!

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If we all make these small changes, we'll be healthier, and the cows will thank us, too.

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