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Don't run your dishwasher unless it is full and don't use heat when drying.
Wash your clothes in cold or warm water - NOT hot.
Your water heater thermostat should be at 120 degrees - that is hot enough.
Don't overheat or overcool your rooms. Set it to be lower in winter and higher in summer.
Clean your air filters or replace them and clean dirty air conditioners.
Buy florescent lightbulbs to save energy on the ones you already have.
Try simple things like wrapping your water heater in an insulating jacket.
You should install special low-use shower heads so as not to use a lot of hot water.
Plug up air leaks around doors and windows.
Ask your utility company to find where your home may be poorly insulated or energy inefficient.
Whenever you can, ride a bike, walk, or use a carpool.
When buying a car try to get one that has good gas mileage.
Try to recycle or reuse products.
Insulate your walls and ceilings.
When buying new windows, install the best energy saving models.
Plant trees near your home and paint your home a light color in a warm climate, and a dark color in a cool climate.
Select the most energy efficient models for your home.
Try to keep track of environmental issues and your elected official's voting records.
Try to plan to have a smaller family because population is one of the biggest problems of global warming.