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Health Tip: Help Thwart Climate Change
For starters, use less energy at home
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Do your part to help stem climate change. The solution starts at home.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests:

  • Replace five frequently used lights with ENERGY STAR bulbs. When buying a new appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
  • Cut energy use with a programmable thermostat, keep air filters clean and have your system professionally serviced. Make sure your home is properly insulated.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle when possible.
  • Don't waste water. Don't let the faucet run when you aren't using it, and fix any leaks.
  • Compost food and yard waste.
  • Buy "green" power. Consider installing solar panels.
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