STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES - EARTH SYSTEMS PROGRAM

Sustainable Choices

Overview

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In the Home
The home may be the best place to begin to educate your family about making sustainable choices. At home, the biggest impact we have on the environment is through our use of energy and water.

Many of the actions in the In the Home section are small, simple choices you can make in your everyday life—such as setting your computer to sleep mode, air-drying your laundry, or installing fluorescent light bulbs. Other choices have to do with periodic upkeep in your home—such as installing weatherstripping, cleaning your refrigerator coils, or replacing furnace filters. Additionally, there are some longer-term decisions to keep in mind for when you want to upgrade your appliances or move to a new home.

We hope these ideas help you in your quest to make a more sustainable home!

Fun Facts

For each section, check here for additional fun information, tips and quirky facts.