What You Can Do
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Join the City in Reducing Your Greenhouse Gases
The City has committed to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets of 80% below 2007 levels by 2050, in alignment with other regional cities.
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.
- Get involved with local sustainability advocates through Sustainable-MI
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 at home.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Or, click here to view the City's simple Top Ten energy efficiency actions list!
Some great ways to lower your carbon footprint are: installing solar panels on your rooftop, or if you can't do that, offset your energy use by buying Green Power from Puget Sound Energy. And trying to minimize your use of Single Occupant Vehicles (SOVs) with combustion engines will really help -- instead try public transit, carpooling, biking or walking, or buying a clean, electric vehicle. Click here for some MI Commuter resources.
Lowering Your Carbon Footprint
Want to do more? The City's Green Ribbon Commission assembled 22 ways to help lower your personal carbon footprint. See how many you can check off: Take the Carbon Challenge!
Check out a short video from King County's Climate Program on easy actions you can take.
Click here to see more local sustainability information