What You Can Do
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Join City Council in Reducing Your Greenhouse Gases by 10 Percent
The City Council has adopted a Sustainability Work Plan seeking to reduce Mercer Island greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent within 5 years. YOU are an important part of this goal. What you can do right this minute:
- Register to receive the City's MI-Weekly newsletter which, along with other important city news, contains articles about how to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
- Next, complete this online calculator to estimate how many pounds of greenhouse gases your household and habits contribute to the atmosphere each year — and how much you'll need to cut to reach the 10 percent reduction goal. It even offers suggestions and tons of CO2e that each action could save.
Compare your energy usage at by setting up your My PSE Account on PSE's website (Detailed instructions here). If your usage is at or above average, please consider some ways to reduce energy usage in your home. Click here to view the City's Top Ten energy efficiency actions list!
Improving Energy Efficiency
Want to do more? The City's Green Ribbon Commission assembled 22 ways to help lower your personal carbon footprint. Take the Carbon Challenge!
Lowering Your Carbon Footprint
Compare these actions to the 10 Steps recommended by King County's Climate Change Program.
Click here to see more local sustainability information