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Learn how your stuff affects the climate (and your life) 

Making, shipping, and packaging the stuff we buy causes about 22 percent of our county’s household carbon emissions. It’s easy to be a smart consumer who saves time and money while reducing your climate impact. 

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Buy, maintain and repair your home and your clothes so that they will last a long time. When you remodel or get a new outfit, consider classic designs that you can love for a long time. You’ll save time and money spent replacing them.

Make a shopping list so you won’t be tempted to “impulse buy.” Check the list – could that power tool, formal dress or sports equipment be rented, purchased used or borrowed from a friend instead?

Be Cart Smart and recycle your stuff properly – from paper, plastic, metal and more, everything in its right place.

Do more to fight climate change!

Ready to take your climate actions to the next level? 
Find additional actions to increase your impact.

Looking for inspiration? 
Read our blog for even more tips and ideas to fight climate change.

Resources to help you get started

Stories and resources around thoughtful consumption

Reduce waste and recycle at home

Reduce waste and recycle at work

Find recycling centers for non-curbside items

Properly dispose of old electronics