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Your Home.

Our homes are our refuge for warmth and safety, but they are also one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, there’s good news — if you want to lower your footprint, there are two simple strategies for your home.

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Transportation.

There are many options to get around town in style while reducing your carbon footprint. Particularly for local errands, consider leaving your car at home to reduce your travel footprint.

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Purchases.

What we buy matters. Recycling and composting are important, but the majority of carbon emissions are generated before we even purchase an item.

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Waste.

We’re getting buried in trash. The average household in New Jersey generates over 4,500 pounds of waste per year — yikes! Of course, the best way to tackle our waste problem is simply to consume less and make smarter purchasing decisions.

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Yard.

Your lawn can be part of the solution. Our yards and open spaces have the potential to capture and store greenhouse gas emissions — or act as “carbon sinks” – and can serve as critical eco-system connectors for birds and wildlife.

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Get Ready.

What we buy matters. Recycling and composting are important, but the majority of carbon emissions are generated before we even purchase an item.

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Climate change is a global issue, but change must begin locally.

Here’s how we are getting prepared.

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