StopGlobalWarming.org

There is no more important cause than the call to action to save our planet. This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution. Join the 617,417 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand solutions to global warming now.

The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.

Take Action – Calculate Your Carbon and Cash Savings!

The Stop Global Warming calculator shows you how much carbon dioxide you can prevent from being released into the atmosphere and how much money you can save by making some small changes in your daily life. It’s our hope that the calculator will promote action, awareness and empowerment by showing you that one person can make a difference and help stop global warming.

How to Use the Calculator

To calculate your savings, simply check the box for each action item you’ve completed. Click the UPDATE MY TOTAL button for each item to calculate how much of a difference you’ve made. Your Total Savings is displayed in the sidebar.

Action Item Categories

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    Reduce garbage. Save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.

    By simply buying products with less packaging and being sure to recycle your paper, plastics and glass, you can make a big difference. Reducing your trash by 25% is an easy and realistic goal.

    I have reduced my garbage by 10%
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    Plant a tree native to your region. Save 5,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year.

    Trees suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breath.

    I have planted    trees native to my region
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    Keep your water heater insulated and save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year.

    I have    water heater(s) in my home
    My water heater(s) is/are insulated
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    Replace old inefficient appliances. Save hundreds of lbs. of carbon dioxide and hundreds of dollars per year.

    New refrigerator = 500 lbs / $60 saved. New washing machine = 440 lbs / $45 saved. Don�t use hot water and save another 500 lbs / $

    I have upgraded to an energy-efficient refrigerator.
    I have upgraded to an energy-efficient washing machine.
    In the energy-efficient washing machine, I use warm or cold water, instead of hot water.
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    Weatherize your home. Save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $274 per year.

    Caulk, and weather-strip your doorways and windows.

    I have weatherized my home
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    In the yard. Use your muscles instead of fossil fuels and get some exercise. Save 80 lbs of carbon dioxide and $35 per year.

    I use a push mower instead of a power mower
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    Turn off un-used electronic devices. Save over 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $256 per year.

    Your electronic devices use a lot of energy. When your not using them, turn them off. Also, even when they are 'off' and plugged in, you electronic devices still use energy. So, be sure to unplug those devices!

    When not in use, I turn off my electronic devices ALL THE TIME:

    TV
    Video Player
    Stereo
    Lights
    Computers
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    Instead of turning up the heat in your home, put on a sweater. Save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $250 per year.

    I do put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat on a regular basis
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    Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated. Save 2,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $245 per year.

    My home walls and ceilings are insulated.
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    Air dry your clothes instead of using the dryer. Save 700 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $75 per year.

    Line-dry your clothes in the spring and summer, six months out of the year.

    I air dry my clothes six months per year.
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    Switch to a tankless water heater. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $390 per year.

    This way, your water is heated as you use it rather than keeping a large tank of water hot. This is more efficient and gives you an 'unlimited' supply of hot water.

    I have    tankless water heater(s)
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    Switch out your windows to double pane. Save 10,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $436 per year.

    Double pane windows keep your heat in your home so you need less energy to stay warm and cozy. Change at least 6 medium to large windows.

    I have changed    window(s) to double pane

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