Offset your Carbon Footprint ~ Common Sense Habits. Connecticut.

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I came across this website on 101 ways to reduce your Carbon Footprint and was amazed at how easy it is to do. It is really just good old comon sense, here are a few examples:    

  • turn off the light as you leave the room
  • turn of the water faucet as you brush your teeth
  • use reusable bags
  • repair door and window weatherstripping
  • adjust thermostats to save energy in empty/unused rooms
  • use both sides of copy paper

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Growing up we all practiced these practical habits but it seems in today's world we are to busy, maybe a little lazy, but what ever the excuse we need to get back to basics and start reducing out carbon footprint and stop wasting natural resources. On the 101 list there are simple home maintenance and improvement items that you only need to do once or yearly to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint:

  • install motion detectors on outside lights
  • install additional insulation
  • install programmable thermostats
  • yearly cleaning and maintenance of boilers/furnaces
  • change you air filters
  • install low flow shower heads

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These are simple easy solutions so lets get going. On Sept 18 and 19, 2010 you can find many of these items and ideas at the Connecticut Live Green Show in Norwalk, Connecticut. Free admission at the Connecticut Live Green Festival you can enjoy great food, eco-shopping, music, environmental speakers and exhibits.

 

 David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with the DMK Real Estate office in Darien.   A life time resident of Fairfield County he spent his childhood years in Rowayton and now resides in Darien since 2004. David Popoff is an accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) and member with the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and the Connecticut chapter (CTGBC).   Contact David Popoff for all your real estate needs in Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton and other parts of Connecticut.

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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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Just imagine if everyone did their fair share of committing to these common sense efforts.

Sep 03, 2010 10:10 PM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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I'm from the BAREFOOT CARBON FOOT PRINTS religion.....similar to Arinanna Huffington's " the private jet was going there any"....our efforts at solving this would-be problem is making it worse AND costing billions!!!

Sep 03, 2010 11:05 PM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

energy efficient toliets are another money saver...we have cut our water bill considerably...blog on !

Sep 03, 2010 11:40 PM #3
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Debbie Gartner
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Great tips.  You're right, so many of them are so easy to do.  Oh, and super talking to you on the phone the other day.

Sep 04, 2010 12:07 AM #4
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Great post - thanks for sharing. Some simple steps that are so easy to integrate.

Sep 04, 2010 01:22 AM #5
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Great post, David...    Thanks so much for sharing it - I try to do all of those things, and thanks for reminding me about the filters in my air conditioners - they need changing now again - a little over use this year!!!   But, we have tried to use the attic fan as much as possible, since the footprint is smaller and better.

Sep 04, 2010 01:44 AM #6
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Thanks everyone for the comments, I'll be hosting a booth on Sunday Sept 19 at the Live Green Ct. show, stop by and say Hello.  Wallace I really have to disagree with you, the earth has limited resources and we are using them up at an alarming rate. Lowering one's carbon footprint saves money AND natural resources....recycling makes complete sense our landfills are large enough as is. We have the technology, so why not use it, we have the knowledge so put it to use. If you read the 101 ways to lower your carbon footprint it is really just practical living. ~ Dave

Sep 04, 2010 05:42 AM #7
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Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
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You hit the nail on the head. Making a difference doesn't have to be complicated, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Thanks!

Sep 04, 2010 02:40 PM #8
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Karen Bernetti
Staging4Smooth Transitions Connecticut Home Staging - Southington, CT

There's so much we can do - it doesn't have to be diffiuclt once you've formed the habit.  We're doing most of the things on your list already and don't even have to think about it anymore.  Its just automatic.

Sep 04, 2010 03:25 PM #9
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Thanks Jason and Karen, so true it is not a difficult, doesn't have to be expensive and should be a good habit.

Sep 04, 2010 11:51 PM #10
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Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ
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David we do a lot of the things on the list, or I should say my wife does. I need to be more conscious about reusing the back side of paper for scrap notes instead of throwing them away.

Sep 06, 2010 01:35 AM #11
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
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Bill, #1 rule REUSE, #2 rule RECYCLE, #3 rule BE CONSISTENT......

Sep 06, 2010 08:15 AM #12
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Wilbur Lloyd
AR Home Inspection Service of New Jersey - Ridgefield Park, NJ

Great tips.  You're right, so many of them are so easy to do

Jan 10, 2011 09:11 AM #13
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