POLL: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

What will you do to keep your home green this Earth Day?

One thing about Earth Day every year is that there are tons of ideas thrown around about what individuals and groups of people can do to help the environment.

We here at Patch hope that this daily series of articles will give you some ideas—maybe they were things you never thought of, or maybe it just didn't click until now.

How much of an impact do you have on the planet? In other words, what is your carbon footprint? Here's an interactive test to see what your carbon footprint is and what you can do about it.

So what will you do—starting now—to leave less of an impression on Planet Earth? 

If the poll doesn't contain your answer, leave it in the comments below.

For a list of Earth Day-related events and activities, go here.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Krista Raia, Sarah Velez and Giuseppe D'Aloisio contributed to this posting.

Claire McNeill April 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Sean A. McNerney April 12, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Umm, what? The government tells you what to set your thermostat at?
Walden Macnair April 12, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I would take the risk and turn it down. Last time I heard the government was busy doing other stuff so it's unlikely they'll dispatch any agents to Westchester for Thermostat Patrols. BTW: Does that same rule apply to Air Conditioning?
Michael Woyton April 12, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I used to use Freecycle a lot. Here's the Westchester County Web site: http://groups.freecycle.org/WestchesterNYFreecycle/description
Mary Hall April 12, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I have an ambitious goal, but I'm going to do my darndest to hit it. I have pledged to increase my carbon footprint 20% by the year 2020. It's going to take effort, but I'm up for the challenge.


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