The City of Edmonds has already taken many steps toward energy savings in the areas of public works, land use, transportation, and public education activities, including: switching to B-20 biodiesel fuel in most City-owned vehicles, switching to energy-efficient LED lighting in traffic signals, retrofitting plumbing systems in City-owned buildings for water efficiency, supporting rapid transit initiatives, and offering public education on solid waste reduction and recycling.
How you live, eat, and travel affects our climate. As carbon dioxide gases are released into the atmosphere, the atmospheric temperature is raised and global warming is a result. The results of this warming threaten our existence on earth if left unchecked. You are responsible for creating 11 tons of carbon dioxide a year. Outside of the United States, individuals create only about four tons a year. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to help.
Replace old appliances that hog energy.
Insulate Tune up your furnace.
Keep the thermostat lower
Use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs Calculate your home’s electrical load profile Recycle
Drink tap water not bottled water
|On the road|
Use your car less…a lot less!
Walk. Carpool. Take the bus. Bike.
Tune up your car.
Inflate your tires properlyBuy locally
If you must drive, drive efficiently
|In your yard|
Be a smart gardener
Eliminate the gas lawnmower, edger, and blower
Talk to your fellow employees about doing their part
Talk to your employer about it as well
Most importantly, be a role model for climate protection.
Your children and your grandchildren will thank you!
Mayor’s office contacts
Carolyn LaFave, Executive Assistant to the Mayor