|10 Ways to Go Green
|Tip #9: Switch to "Green" Power via Your Local Utility Company
In many states, you can opt to purchase renewable energy from your local power
company, and then rest easy knowing you just sent that email from your wind- or
To find out if your local utility has a green power source, check the Green Power
Network's U.S. map. Austin Energy generated the most green power last year, followed
by Portland General Electric. Xcel Energy (in Colorado and elsewhere) had the highest
number of customers who purchased renewable energy (more than 49,354).
Help nudge your local utility toward a deeper shade of green by opting into their
renewable energy program.
Tip #10: Spread the Word
Want to shake some sense into people? Use the web as your own personal bullhorn to
make the world a greener place. Inform your inner circle about good causes or
upcoming legislation via e-mail.
You can also direct friends to the net to familiarize themselves with personal impact
calculators, simple tips, activism options, and blogs of others in the community who are
trying to make the planet a little greener.
If you have a blog or website, start posting information about the issues that matter to
you. Awareness is the key to a sustainable planet, and the web gives you a powerful
way to be part of the solution.