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Tips to be greener in the new year

Walking Mountains Science Center staff
According to the environmental Protection Agency, 27 percent of greenhouse gas emmisions come from cars. You can help reduce this by using public transportation.
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Did you know that, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 27 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation?

Many of us adopt New Year’s resolutions like eating healthier or increasing our exercise regimen, but Walking Mountains would like to encourage you to also adopt a green resolution to help you live more sustainably in 2019.

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Below are three ideas that you can resolve to do this year to help make a difference in the world and save some money too. For more ideas, or if you have any questions, contact us at

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Three Tips:

Eliminate single-use plastics like plastic utensils, water bottles and straws. When shopping, look for products with minimal plastic packaging.

Become more energy efficient. Switch to LED light bulbs, unplug small electronic devices and appliances when not in use and install a programmable thermostat.

Reduce your vehicle emissions. Drive less, walk and bike more, utilize public transportation and carpool whenever possible.

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