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Saving the World, Together: Tips for an Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Today’s post is from Jaclyn Nicholson of eLocal.com.

Did you know that we rely almost entirely on oil, coal and natural gas? The bottom line is that we are depending on resources that are dwindling, and producing a lot of carbon dioxide along the way. The United States has produced 5.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide and this number continues to rise.

There are several steps we can take to be more energy efficient in our daily lives. Appliances waste a significant amount of water. If you upgrade to a water-conserving dishwasher and washing machine, you can diminish nearly 5,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide. By switching to solar roof panels, you can cut your energy bill in half and save 36,072 lbs. of carbon dioxide. If every incandescent light bulb was switched out to a CFL, we would have enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year.

Together, we can save the world — but we can’t do it alone. How are you helping to save the world?

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Saving Energy Infographic
Source: eLocal.com

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For Raina Brett Russo, taking care of the environment is a necessity, not an option. Having grown up in Israel, a place where conservation is required and solar hot water heating is the norm, Raina knows the importance of solar energy. Through her work with the EcoOutfitters.net team, Raina found a way to help grow the solar industry in a significant way. As the founder and host of #SolarChat, a bi-monthly "gathering" on Twitter, Raina and her team have created an engaged solar think-tank community that comes together regularly for collaboration and networking with the ultimate goal in mind of spreading the solar message.

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