What started out as a 1960’s “teach-in” style protest where thousands of students and residents around the world sat down in the streets on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has transitioned into a global celebration focused on public awareness of cleaner and more environmentally responsible living. There are several ways our actions and choices can impact the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a list of clean choices people can make, from recycling and gardening to community-wide sustainable living programs. The EPA also offers a Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator that shows the impact of those efforts.
According to the EPA, here are a few ways you can reduce your carbon footprint:
Update your home with energy-efficient products. There are a variety of energy efficient and connected home products that can help you manage your energy spend. AEP Energy offers a host of energy-efficient and connected-home products in AEP Energy Reward Store! Enroll in a traditional or renewable plan and earn Reward Dollars to redeem in our online marketplace.
Create less waste by recycling and reducing the things you dispose of. This helps reduce the size of landfills and the methane gas they produce. Make sure to check with your local recycling program to learn how to recycle properly!
Recycle paper, plastic, glass, batteries, used oil and tires
Compost food and yard waste products
Dispose of used electronics properly
Enjoy the great outdoors! Instead of driving, walk or ride your bike when possible. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Take your pet for a walk, toss the frisbee with a friend or simply read a book and enjoy the sun!
Commit to Green!
If you’re interested in taking the next step in lessening your carbon footprint, learn more about our ECO-Advantage plan and how you can benefit.
AEP Energy does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, freedom from error, or value of any information herein. The information presented is provided “as is”, “as available”, and for informational purposes only, speaks only to events or circumstances on or before the date it is presented, and should not be construed as advice, a recommendation, or a guarantee of future results. AEP Energy disclaims any and all liabilities and warranties related hereto, including any obligation to update or correct the information herein. Summaries and website links included herein (collectively, “Links”) are not under AEP Energy’s control and are provided for reference only and not for commercial purposes. AEP Energy does not endorse or approve of the Links or related information and does not provide any warranty of any kind or nature related thereto.
As we near the end of the year, holiday decorations begin to go up, and the focus is now on holiday celebrations and making new year’s resolutions. While you may be rushing around getting the last-minute details together, take a minute to inspect your holiday decorations. By reviewing these tips and tricks you may find …
Holiday season has officially begun which means lots of food, cooking, decorating, family gatherings, shopping and more. While the holidays are fun filled, they can be a little energy – draining. It is important to conserve your energy during the holidays. Whether you are the one hosting or visiting loved ones, here are some helpful …