11 Things You Can Do For Cleaner Air
- Walk, run, or bike whenever you can:
Leave the car in the garage, and use buses and trains when possible.
- Save electricity, save money, cut down pollution:
Unplug appliances, use low-energy light bulbs, buy high-efficiency appliances, turn off computers and other electronics.
- Get an energy audit of your home:
Seal drafts, refresh insulation, and find out where else you are leaking moneyinto the air—and using too much energy.
- Eat less beef:
Your healthier body will thank you. Industrial farms create tons of pollution.
- Don’t burn trash:
The smoke is dangerous for your lungs and creates dirty air.
- Reset your thermostat:
A couple of degrees saves a surprising amount of money and cuts down on oil and gas or electricity consumption.
- Drive friendly:
Speeding means more pollution from tailpipes, and more danger, too.
- Don’t idle your engine, even for a few minutes:
You are wasting gas and releasing harmful tailpipe pollution.
- Tire pressure counts:
Proper inflation means you use less gas.
- Make your home a no-smoking zone:
Indoor air polluted by cigarettes is bad for everyone’s lungs.
- Compost food and garden material,
and recycle non-organic trash.