Things an individual can do to help stop the greenhouse effect include using renewable energy, getting a home energy audit, purchasing green tags, using solar panels, using energy-efficient light bulbs and properly adjusting his home thermostat. There are also cleaning products that are free of toxic chemicals that can be used.Continue Reading
There are some utilities companies that offer free home energy audits for a homeowner who desires to know how much energy he is using in his home and how much he can save. Recommendations from the audit might include using a programmable thermostat, using more energy-efficient windows and installing proper installation.
Examples of renewable energy include that from wind, sun, water and geothermal energy sources. Renewable energy sources can make up a sizable percentage of a country's total energy needs. The Green Power Network website from the U.S. Department of Energy lists several renewable energy options.
Solar panels allow a homeowner to use a renewable energy source and take advantage of a long-term investment opportunity as well as residential renewable energy incentives. Energy-efficient light bulbs are effective in reducing global warming pollution and saving on energy bills. These light bulbs also usually last longer than incandescent lights. Lowering the thermostat by 3 degrees in the winter and raising it 3 degrees in the summer can also lower the amount of carbon dioxide emitted.Learn more about Human Impact