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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    Choose organic food.

    Organic farming does not use chemicals that damage the environment.

    I always buy organic foods.

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    Print and make copies on both sides of the paper to save trees and ink.

    At work, I always print on both sides of the paper.

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    Grow plants instead of buying fake ones.

    They look better and improve the air.

    I grow trees in my yard and plants in my home to improve the air.

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    Take a shower instead of a bath.

    Baths can take up to 50 gallons of water.

    I regularly take shorter showers instead of baths at least once per week.

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    Buy products with recycled content and increase your recycling at home by 10%.

    I buy products with recycled content.

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    Buy clothes made from organic cotton and support brands that don't use harmful chemicals.

    I buy clothing made from organic cotton.

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    Re-think your take-out habit.

    Take-out food waste, like containers and plastic bags, is usually non-recyclable and has increased significantly over the recent decades.

    I rarely order take-out food.

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    Eat local food once a week!

    Food grown locally does not travel the typical 1,500 miles to get to your plate.

    I eat local food once per week.

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    Choose library books over buying new ones and share your own books with friends.

    You'll save money and trees.

    I regularly choose library books over buying new books AND share my books with friends.

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    Sign up for renewable energy!

    Check with your utility provider to see if they have a renewable energy, or green power program.

    My utility provides me with renewable energy.

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    Check your oven timer instead of opening the door.

    Your food will cook faster and you won't let out heat and energy. And cover your pots when boiling water. Use microwave for smaller heating jobs.

    I check my oven timer instead of opening the door, cover my pots when boiling water and use the microwave for smaller heating jobs.

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    Choose re-usable cleaning products like sponges instead of paper towels that cause excess waste.

    I choose re-usable cleaning products like sponges instead of paper towels.

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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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    Run your dishwasher only with a full load.

    Save 200 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year. Use the energy-saving setting to dry dishes and don't use heat when drying.

    Use the energy-saving setting to dry dishes and don't use heat when drying.

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    If you're remodeling your home, install a ceiling fan. On those summer days that are too hot, use the fan instead of air conditioning.

    I use a ceiling fan instead of air conditioning.

Sources: The Rodale Institute, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Resources Institute, Environmental Defense, Resource Conservation Alliance, Rocky Mountain Institute, Earthday, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture,  Resource Conservation Alliance, Container Recycling Institute, PBS, U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star, Global Warming: Personal Solutions for a Healthy Planet - Chris Spence