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Weekly Tips | April 04, 2011

Counting Down to Zero


Waste reduction and prevention is a simple, yet effective strategy for creating sustainable communities and economies, and maintaining a healthy environment.Human activities – a.k.a. the choices we make every day at home, at school or at work, have a direct impact on the conservation of natural resources, the demand for raw materials (water, oil, minerals, trees) and the long-term vitality of the environment and the community we share.

 

In recent years, impact calculators have been created for everything from measuring your carbon footprint to identifying how much energy and materials could be preserved by recycling carpet. Calculator tools help us identify areas of success and areas of improvement.

 

Help kickoff Earth Month by taking a spin on these waste and footprint calculators. How big is your footprint and what can you do to make a difference? Search for the following tools to get started:

 

 

Resources: Grow Seattle Green | ZeroFootprint Youth Calculator | NRDC Household Savings Calculator | NRDC Simple Steps Tools | King County EcoComsumer Waste Calculator | EDF Paper Calculator | EPA GHG Calculator | GFN Footprint Calculator | National Geographic Water Footprint Calculator | Bon Appètit Low Carbon Diet Calculator= | King County EcoCool Remodel Tool | EnergyStar Home Energy Yardstick | EPA Definitions

 


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