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The Fastest Ways to Reduce Carbon Pollution

emissionsIndividuals often feel like there’s little they can do to reduce pollution that will make any kind of meaningful impact. However, there are actually plenty of things you can do to make an impact! By making a number of small changes, you can do your part to make the world a greener place.

Better Heating and Cooling Management

The majority of pollution that homes produce comes from the energy they use for heating and cooling. Try turning your thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter when you leave for work. Invest in better wall and ceiling insulation to keep your home at the desired temperature longer. Also consider turning your water heater down to just 120 degrees to save power further.

Limit Your Driving

Transportation is one of the biggest contributors to carbon pollution. Do your part by driving less. Take advantage of public transportation, or carpool when possible. If the distance is short enough, try walking. This not only lowers carbon pollution but is also better for your health. Additionally, you could invest in a car that has good fuel economy to lower your carbon emissions during the time you have to drive.


This is a big one. Recycling is something that everyone should do. Along with keeping junk out of landfills, it saves natural resources. Studies show that recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for longer than three hours. With waste in landfills starting to pile up, it is important that everyone does their part to recycle as many products as possible.

Plant More Trees

Reducing carbon pollution is as easy as planting a few trees in your yard. Trees naturally remove carbon from the environment and release oxygen as a by-product. Planting trees is not only good for the environment but also adds a bit of landscaping to your yard and provides you with shade during the summer.

Learn More

For more information on reducing carbon pollution or for details on insulation, contact USI online to find a branch near you and get a free quote. USI believes in excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.