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Want to Help But Not Sure

Where to Start?

The transition to more environmentally friendly life practices can be overwhelming but little by little we can make the changes that make all the difference.

 

 Below are a few practices you can do as an individual to help out our community and ultimately our planet!

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Join Our Meetings

We meet the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm, in person and via Zoom. Join us to see how you can Color Penfield Green!

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NYSERDA
Energy Audit

The first step in deciding how to get the biggest bang for your buck is to get a free energy audit. They'll let you know about any NYSERDA incentives that can be applied to future projects.

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Green Home Initiatives: Indoors

Here are a few changes you can make inside your home to be more environmentally conscious. 

  • LED Lightbulbs

  • Heat Pumps

  • Electric Cooktops

  • Tankless Water Heaters

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Green Home Initiatives: Outdoors

Here are a few changes you can make outside your home to be more environmentally conscious. 

  • Electric Vehicles

  • Solar Panels

  • Electric Lawn Care Equipment

  • Grow Your Own Food

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Lawn Care

Here are a few changes you can make to your lawn care routine to be more environmentally conscious.

  • Plant Native Plants

  • Go Pesticide Free 

  • Electric Lawn Care Equipment

  • Leave The Leaves

  • Reduce The Size of Your Lawn

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Composting

Even in small spaces composting can be done! Start a bin in your back yard or there are local drop off or curbside pick up options as well through Impact Earth. Below are just a few examples of what can be composted.

  • Food Scraps

  • Meat & Bones

  • Eggshells

  • Coffee Grounds

  • Paper Napkins

  • Wooden Stirrers, etc.

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Plant Based Diets

A 100% plant-based diet is good for your health, good for animals, and good for the planet. Here are some tips you can incorporate in the kitchen to reduce your carbon emissions through your food choices.

  • Use 1/2 the Amount of Meat Pure Recipe

  • Substitute Ground Turkey vs. Ground Beef

  • Incorporate "Meatless Mondays"

  • Consider Vegetarian or Vegan Diets

Gardening

Fruit & Vegetable Gardens

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to be more environmentally friendly. Whether in your own yard or through a community garden there are many options here in Penfield.

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