Iowans are already taking simple steps in their homes to reduce their global impact and save hundreds on their electrical bills. This page highlights just a few families and individuals who, through simple steps, managed to reduce their global impact and save hundreds of dollars. To view profiles of what congregations in Iowa have done, click here.
Ann and Barry
Ann and Barry are saving $100/month. By investing only $12, they reduced their carbon footprint by 10%. This is how they did it:
Liane reduced her carbon footprint by 9% in 2007 by:
In doing so she:
Kate is saving $600 a year! Her family reduced their carbon footprint by 10% and their electric use by 50% through changing light their bulbs.
Here is how:
She recouped her investment in just 4 months!
By employing common energy saving measures available to homeowners today, the Barclays cut their home heating fuel use by 31% and electricity use by 15%, saving $524 in one year and preventing 7,500 pounds of carbon dioxide. Click here to read their story.
The Guy family had already taken steps to reduce their energy use over the years, but through the Cool Congregations program they found many other measures to try, cutting their emissions by 19% and saving $500 over two years. Click here to read their story.
How About You?
What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? We would love to hear about it. Want to try it yourself? Calculate your carbon footprint: Click here.
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