Top 10 Things Residents Can Do

  1. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  2. Unplug appliances even when they are off. 
  3. Turn off faucets when not in use. 
  4. Turn your thermostat down/up in the winter/summer. 
  5. Clean and replace dirty filters so appliances run more efficiently.
  6.  Go Car-less. Emissions from transportation account for more than 20 percent of our greenhouse gases. 
  7. Keep the tires on your car adequately inflated. 
  8. Bring your own bags on your shopping trips. 
  9. Plant or adopt a tree in Chicago. 
  10. Turn off the lights when not in use.

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