- 拔取你的电器: 大多数的用电设备始终会耗掉一些电，即使它们已经被关掉了。这种“预备状态”或者“幻影模式”会耗掉实际开机用电的10％。
- 管理你的室内温度: 在冬季，将你的自动调温器调低两度，在夏季将它调高两度。
- 清洗或者更换空气过滤器 每月一次.
- 设置冰箱温度 在36-38华氏，同时将冷冻仓的温度设置到0-5华氏。买个小冰箱以减少被冷冻空气的量。保证冰箱被水平放置以保证它运行正常。如果你正要买个新冰箱，请保证它是经过能量审核的。
- 更多的使用微波炉 微波炉耗费更好的能源比起传统的烤箱和炉子。
- 使用洗碗机而不是用手洗碗事实上，你将会用掉更多的热水当你用手洗碗的时候。同时记住在洗碗机上不要用加热烘干功能 。
- 种树 让你的家被树荫遮蔽，形成光合作用。
- 密封和建造隔离 在你家。密封空气的缝隙和增加更多的绝缘在家里是一个很好的方式。通常大的缝隙常常发现在阁楼和地下室。
- 买 节能高效用具: 能源之星可以认证超过50个领域的产品，包括灯具，家用电器，制冷和加热设备。
- Invest in energy savings for your own home. Building from adobe in arid climates can dramatically save on energy costs and result in homes that last hundreds of years. Adobe construction also greatly reduces the amount of wood used in home construction. The man behind the Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org) actually sells electricity created at his home back to the electric company, paying for the modifications he made to his home in just a few years.
- Connect your outdoor lights to a timer
- Buy reusable goods. The effort to make and transport even small items can add up very quickly.
- Install a drain water heat recovery pipe in your home to reclaim energy from waste water.
- Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment.
- Leave grass clippings on the yard they decompose and return nutrients to the soil
- Use recycled wood chips to keep the weeds down, retain moisture, and prevent erosion
- Plant marigolds to ward off pests rather than a pesticide
- Water grass early in the morning. See more on Water Conservation in Gardens
- Borrow seldomly used items such as ladders, chain saws, and party decorations.
- Put leaves in a compost heap instead of burning them or throwing them away
- Install water barrels to collect rain water from eaves troughs. Place a small bucket in your sink to collect water when washing produce. Use this water in the garden.
- Reduce the need to copy and print. When you need to, copy and print on both sides of the paper
- Reuse items like envelopes, folders, and paper clips
- Set up a bulletin board for memos rather than sending copies to each employee
- Use recycled paper and recycle printer cartridges
- Use Soy based ink which is less toxic
- Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of disposable cups
- Turn off power bars and lights at the end of the day
- Consider flexible work schedules or telecommuting
See also Green_Driving
- Consider purchasing a Hybrid vehicle.
- Consider being a member of a car share organization. As a member you pay for a service as needed rather than a very expensive product that depreciates in value every year.
- Purchase radial tires and keep them properly inflated
- Drive during non-peak hours If you avoid heavy traffic you will not spend a significant amount of gas during stops.
- "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line" Keep that in mind while driving. Plan out your trips accordingly. Indeed some trips may be "slower" due to lane speeds, but less time on the road is less gas. More money in your pocket and less damage to the environment.
- Know when to turn the car off The best way to warm up a modern car is to drive it. Idling hurts engines, wastes gas, and contributes to global warming and pollution.
See more at Eating Green
- Decrease your meat consumption. More land has to be put into agricultural production to produce meat than to produce plant products.
- Buy local. Buy goods that were produced locally rather than transported across long distances.
- Buy food from the bulk bins at your local health food store. Most food in those stores is more expensive but the bulk bins and bulk spices are often cheaper than grocery store equivalents and use less packaging. Bulk pollution from agriculture.
- Be particular about the fish you eat. Many fish are over harvested or their capture has negative impacts on ocean ecosystems. In addition, some species of seafood pose health risks due to heavy metals and toxins that have built up in their systems. Choose seafood that is both sustainable and healthy.
- Vegetarian cookbooks are a great place to begin exploring meat-free options such as textured vegetable protein. Some good choices for those new to meat-free eating include: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day by the Moosewood Collective, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman, and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen.
See also Green products
- Use green affinity credit and debit cards. Earn carbon offsets as rewards instead of airline miles or other rewards, such as Brighter Planet
- Avoid products with multiple layers of packaging
- Buy certified wood to support sustainable managed forests.
- Buy a carbon offset. Find entities that allow you to "buy off" your CO2 usage through the Chicago Climate Exchange, such as Terrapass Brighter Planet
- Buy rechargeable batteries
- Use only reusable shopping bags. The oil it takes to produce 14 plastic bags will power your car for a mile. They are also more comfortable and sturdy than plastic bags.
- Use products with natural or no fragrances. The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is a great resource to learn more about the harmful chemicals in personal care products and to find out which brands contain -- and do not contain -- them.
- (Women) Use a menstrual cup or cloth pads. This will really decrease the amount of waste you put into landfills each month. Mooncup, DivaCup, and the Keeper are popular brands of menstrual cups. Lunapads are washable, reusable pads. These products are widely available for purchase online and in stores that sell natural products.
- See "An Inconvenient Truth" and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
- Support and advocate alternative energy sources such as Wind energy or Solar energy that don't emit CO2 gases.
- Green-e The Green-e website displays certified renewable energy options in the Unites States...certified carbon offsets coming this Summer!
-  Energy Star
-  Climate Change Begins at Home, by Dave Reay
- CFCs to LEDs: Your greenest lighting choices
- Wiki on Global Warming
- IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- US Department of Energy Definition of greenhouse gases and potential role in climate change.
- Public Media Discussing Peak Oil and Climate Issues
- Chicago Climate Exchange
- An Inconvenient Truth The Al Gore movie on climate change
- The Rocky Mountain Institute An organization that has generated lots of innovative ideas on reducing greenhouse emissions.
- How to Prevent Global Warming Newsletter
- Global Warming FAQ from NOAA
- People Powered Machines Top quality eco-friendly push reel mowers, sweepers, and composters.
- Fuel Economy Tips How to slash fuel usage and emissions.
- Open source discussions on saving fuel and dramatically reducing emissions
- Eat Kind A climate friendly diet.
- "How Oily is Your Food?" A primer on following a low-carbon diet from EarthSave Canada.
- A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes by Noam Mohr.
- Terrapass An example of one company selling carbon offsets for cars; use a search engine to find many more.
- TrackYourGasMileage.com Keep a track on your vehicle's gas consumption.
Carbon Footprint of American Cities