Add insulation or energy-efficient windows to your home
Conserve water (reduces energy used in pumping
Drive a vehicle with high gas mileage ratings
In the summer, turn your thermostat up 5 degrees when you are home and down 10 degrees when you are not home
Look for the Energy Star logo when buying your next appliance
Recycle or reuse materials whenever possible (this reduces landfill emissions)
Switch to compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED lighting
Unplug electric appliances when not in use (hair dryer, electric toothbrush charger, oscillating fans, lamps
Use renewable energy (like solar panels)
Using mass transit when possible
Walk or bike when you can for local trips
Check out Commute Solutions for alternative ways to get to school and work! This website is an amazing resource for people living, working and going to school in Santa Cruz County!
Through tips, resources and support, Commute Solutions can help you figure out how to get around Santa Cruz County to access the things you want and need. By taking the mystery out of using travel modes such as riding the bus, carpooling, bicycling and walking, you can more easily identify your options. Employers can also get assistance with addressing parking and other business challenges through Commute Solutions' help with workplace-based commute programs.
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