Go Green in your life


Go Green One Step at a Time

You can make a positive impact at the personal, local and global levels by taking small steps to go green in your own life. Begin today — look over CET’s list of 3 Ways to a Greener Lifestyle and find something to do right now that makes a difference.

3 Ways to a Greener Lifestyle

Action #1: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Action #2: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient – and Comfortable too! Action #3: Use Renewable Energy

Action #1: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

RecyclingEvery product bought and sold requires energy to produce and distribute, and results in more waste.  Making smart choices before you make a purchase and thinking ahead about where your waste ends allows you to take simple actions that make a big difference.

Action #2:  Make Your Home More Energy Efficient – and Comfortable!

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The best way to reduce your energy use and save money on heating and cooling your home is to add insulation to your attic or walls and plug up the extra drafts in your home.  You will increase the comfort and value of your home at the same time. Mass Save™ (866-527-7823) offers a no-cost home energy assessment and access to these efficiency measures and more at no and low cost to you. Natural resources are limited and we need to learn to use them more wisely in the twenty-first century. Other actions in your home can really add up too.

To better understand the science behind energy efficiency, consider attending CET’s timely and informative seminars and workshops.  You’ll learn tips that save money and cut your home energy use. Check our Events page for upcoming workshops and programs.

Action #3: Use Renewable Energy

Did you know there are affordable renewable energy solutions available to you today? Feel good about your electricity: You can choose to match 100 percent your home electricity use with clean, local, renewable energy sources.  For less than 50 cents a day, many electric customers can choose renewable energy through the New England Green Start or New England Wind programs – and your contribution is tax deductible. Interested in Solar Electricity (PV) or Solar Hot Water for your home? Find out about renewable energy systems and incentives.  You may be surprised by the innovative financial options to get a system that’s right for you sooner than you thought possible. Also – check our Events page for upcoming workshops and programs. Make a difference today so we can kick the fossil fuel habit as a nation and choose a cleaner future together!

 

Looking for more great ways to green your lifestyle:

Consider walking, biking or using public transit before you drive your car to work, school or everyday errands.  When purchasing your next vehicle, consider the most fuel efficient one in the class of car or truck you need for everyday use.  Your choice of transportation is an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consider choosing healthy, local and organic foods that require fewer chemicals and fossil fuels to produce and transport the foods to your table.  Our food choices have significant impact the environment so join a local Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, or start your own vegetable garden.

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