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Check out the Bee the Change section each month for simple action items you can take to help solve the climate crisis.
Every step, big and small, gets us closer to a healthier planet.
Check in at the next chapter meeting and let us know how it went!
Looking for a previous month's actions? Check out our Bee The Change archive for each past month's BTC list:
August 2021: Support Wildlife and Biodiversity
July 2021: Get to Know Your Legislators
June 2021: Live Well and Spark A Climate Revolution
Inspired by our September guest speakers from the The Sierra Club and Building Decarbonization Coalition, here are three actions you can do this month to decarbonize your home:
1. Swap Gas Appliances For Electric
Going all electric is definitely the future. If you are a homeowner, there is no time like the present to make the switch to electric appliances, including ranges, stoves, dryers, water heaters, and maybe even a heat pump. Not only will you be helping save the planet, you’ll be increasing the value of your home! Click Here for BDC's handy homeowner's guide to electrification to get started.
2. Talk To Your Landlord:
If you rent your home, you can still be a champion for decarbonization. Send your landlord a letter or email, or give them a call. Ask them to consider making energy-efficient upgrades, including swapping gas appliances for electric ones. Click Here for BDC's electrification resources for tenants and landlords that you can share with them.
3. Do a Home Energy Audit:
No matter if you rent or own your home, there are plenty of everyday practices that can help the decarbonization movement. Weatherstripping, duct insulation, LED light bulbs, unplugging appliances when not in use, adjusting temps of your fridge/freezer/water heater...these are just a few ways you can make your home more energy efficient. Find your best bets for energy efficient improvements today with a quick online Energy Audit, or schedule an in-person consultation with an energy audit company to pinpoint where your home "leaks" energy.