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 634,184 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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    Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year.

    If every household in the United States did it, we would save a trillion pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere!

    I have changed     lightbulb(s)

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    Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. Check them monthly. Save 250 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $840 per year.

    If everyone in the United States did it, gasoline use nationwide would come down by 2 percent.

    I keep my tires adequately inflated and check them monthly.

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    Check your car's air filter monthly. Save 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $130 per year.

    I keep my air filter clean and check it monthly.

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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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    Make sure your printer paper is 100% post consumer recycled paper. Save 5 lbs. of carbon dioxide per ream of paper.

    The paper industry is the third greatest contributor to global warming emissions.

    I have bought     ream(s) of paper (100% post-consumer recycled paper)

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    Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer. Save 2000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $98 per year.

    I have set my air-heater thermostat.

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    Keep your water heater thermostat no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Save 500 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $30 per year.

    I keep my water-heater thermostat no higher than 120F.

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    Air conditioner check. Save 175 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150 per year.

    Clean or replace dirty air conditioner filters as recommended.

    I have checked my air conditioner filter.

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    Take shorter showers. Save 350 lbs. of Carbon Dioxide and $99 per year.

    Showers account for 2/3 of all water heating costs! Using less water in your shower means using less energy to heat the water which means less pollution.

    I take shorter showers regularly.

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    Install a low-flow showerhead to use less hot water. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150

    Showers account for 2/3 of all water heating costs! Using less water in your shower means using less energy to heat the water which means less pollution.

    I have changed     shower head(s)

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