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20 ways. 20 days. 20% less carbon.


Union of Concerned Scientists: 20/20/20 - 20 ways. 20 days. 20% less carbon.

You can still get cooler and smarter—20 ways, 20 days, 20% less carbon

I just got 20% COOLER sticker

(and get your FREE sticker!)

Take the Challenge

Don’t you want to be the coolest and smartest of all your friends? Our first 20 days are almost up! What are you waiting for? Join the first round of our 20/20/20 challenge—20 ways to get cooler and smarter, and in just 20 days you’ll be on the path to 20 percent fewer carbon emissions.
Thousands of people have already committed to reducing their global warming-causing carbon emissions by making changes to their diets, their commutes, and their lightbulbs—and that adds up to a serious positive impact for the planet.
Even if you already live a cooler smarter lifestyle than most Americans, you still have the power to make important changes—I know I did. Since I am lucky enough to live in a city with great public transportation and don’t use a car most days, I looked to my home for ways to save energy. I was able to reduce my carbon emissions 20 percent by updating my furnace (which quickly paid for itself), insulating the walls, installing a programmable thermostat, and making other small adjustments around the house.
Choose which carbon-saving tips best fit your life by taking the 20/20/20 challenge today. Then imagine if 20 of your friends do it… or 20,000… or 200 million… we’re talking serious impact!
Join the 20/20/20 challenge and get tips on how best to fight global warming in your life (plus a FREE sticker – while they last).
One person can have an impact—and we’ve got the science to prove it. After two years of research and analysis, our scientists have discovered the most effective ways to reduce carbon emissions. And we’ve made it easy for you to get on the path to 20 percent less carbon in 20 days.
Check out our infographic to see 20 percent less carbon by the numbers, and take the 20/20/20 challenge to do your part to save the planet.
Thanks for being so cool and smart!
Sincerely,
Suzanne Shaw SigSuzanne Shaw Co-author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

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Union of Concerned Scientists: 20/20/20 - 20 ways. 20 days. 20% less carbon.

Choose the one that best describes how you spend your free time:
Checked  Working in my garden and tending to my lawn.

Unchecked  Lying on a beach or teeing it up on the golf course.

Unchecked  Playing in the snow or reading a book by the fireplace.

Unchecked  Playing video games or watching the latest blockbuster.

Unchecked  Enjoying a book on my e-reader.
Answer just a few questions like this and you’ll be on your way to getting cooler and smarter about carbon.
We’re calling it 20/20/20: Choose from 20 ways to make planet-friendly changes in your home, on the go, and with what you eat and buy, and in 20 days, you’ll be on the path to 20 percent less carbon. It’s like your own personalized carbon Couch-to-5k. And just like the Couch-to-5K challenge can help people trim pounds, the 20/20/20 challenge can help you trim carbon. And there’s plenty of carbon to lose—our day-to-day activities are pumping too much carbon into the air and it’s having a dangerous effect on our climate.
Odds are you’re already pretty cool and smart when it comes to your everyday energy decisions. But even the most carbon-conscious consumers can find easy ways to help save the planet—and save a little dough while you’re at it.
Find out how you can do your part by taking our 20/20/20 challenge and get a FREE sticker.

We’ve done the homework for you. For two years, our team of scientists did research and crunched numbers to come up with the most effective ways for people like you and me to combat global warming every day—and they even help identify what things we shouldn’t worry about. The answers may surprise you.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Learn whether your choice in light bulbs or your driving habits make a bigger difference. Just a few easy changes add up fast—and if 20 of your friends do it… or 20,000… or 200 million…then we’re talking serious impact.
You’ve only got your carbon to lose. Thanks for being so cool and smart!
Sincerely, Suzanne Shaw Sig

Suzanne Shaw Co-author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living
P.S. Check out our infographic to see how your everyday changes scale up to big-time impact.

20 ways, 20 days, 20% less carbon… Union of Concerned Scientists


Union of Concerned Scientists: 20/20/20 - 20 ways. 20 days. 20% less carbon.

 

20 ways, 20 days, 20% less carbon.
Get cooler and smarter — and get a free sticker!

I just got 20% COOLER sticker

Take the Challenge

Save money. Improve your health. And help save the planet while you’re at it.Sound like a get-rich quick scheme? It’s actually our practical guide to reducing global warming-causing carbon emissions—and your ticket to a cooler, smarter lifestyle.

Backed by two years of research and analysis, we’ve determined the best ways that anyone can combat global warming in their daily lives, from carbon-cutting newbies to experts.

Get your own personalized tips—choose from 20 ways, and in 20 days, you’ll be on the path to 20 percent less carbon.

Just answer a handful of questions about you, your home, how you get around, and what you eat and buy. Our scientists have done the rest for you. Then we’ll send you a FREE sticker to broadcast how cool and smart you are so more people can join you in making their own changes.

You may be surprised how quickly a few easy changes can add up. Here’s just one tidbit: if everyone in the United States simply switched from incandescent lightbulbs to CFLs or LEDs, it’d be the equivalent of closing 12 coal-fired power plants for good.

Learn more and geek out on the data with our infographic of a cooler smarter United States.

What have you got to lose? CARBON, of course! Thanks for doing your part to create a low-carbon country.

Sincerely,
Suzanne Shaw Sig

Suzanne Shaw
Co-author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living