Use these tips to save hundreds of dollars each year!
Improving air quality makes dollars and sense. The Clean Air Counts Campaign encourages no cost and low cost, bottom line driven strategies to help our members save money while improving the environment. Please share the advice below to help your colleagues, friends and family.
Bike or Walk
Group your errands to save gas
Take transit and purchase transit pretax
Use a car sharing program (Avoiding purchasing a car can save $6000 a year)
Carpool to cut work commute cost in half
Avoid aggressive driving with abrupt stops and starts to save 31-37% of fuel
Keep your tires fully inflated and your engine in good condition. When mileage worsens, take your car to the shop
Lowering speeds saves gas and can result in 12-14% fuel savings
Use cruise control for a 7-14% fuel saving
Avoid Excessive Idling
Save ½ -1 gallon for each 30 minutes of idling reduced
Annual Potential Savings: $4 a week X 52 weeks = $208
Pollution reduction per household assuming 5 minutes of idling each day Monday through Friday: 30 pounds of VOC and Particulate Matter and 300 pounds of Carbon Dioxide
Save Energy With CFL Light-bulbs
Use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 10 times longer
Produce 75 percent less heat
Saves about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb's lifetime
Use "ENERGY STAR" Products: If Every American Household...
Added insulation to their attic, we would prevent 24 billion pounds of Green House Gasses (GHG) and save $1.8 Billion.
Had desktops/laptops sleep, we would prevent 16 billion pounds of GHG and save $1.1 billion.
If every appliance purchased in the US were ENERGY STAR qualified, we would prevent 4.5 billion pounds of GHG and save $663 million.