Pledge Center

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Carbon dioxide from human activity builds up in our atmosphere, contributing to climate change. We can all be part of the solution by reducing our carbon dioxide emissions.

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Reduce Your Water Footprint

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Life depends on water. We can all make a difference in conserving this precious resource.

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Conserve Energy

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Our energy usage often draws upon nonrenewable resources and generates emissions of carbon dioxide. Together we can reduce our energy consumption.

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Reduce the Impact of Your Food Choices

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Our food choices and consumption habits contribute to our impact on the environment. We can mitigate that impact by reducing the carbon footprint of our diets, choosing organic foods, minimizing food waste and composting discarded food.

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Make Sustainable Transportation Choices

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Our transportation choices have a dramatic impact on our carbon footprint and the natural environment. We can mitigate that impact by making more sustainable transportation choices in our daily lives.

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Make Sustainable Choices at Home

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Home is where the heart is. It is also a place where we can make the changes necessary to live more sustainable lives.

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Make Sustainable Choices in Your Garden

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The choices we make in our gardens can support local ecology, improve air quality and beautify our homes. By avoiding pesticides, excessive water use, and invasive plant species we can ensure that are landscapes and gardens do not have an adverse impact on the environment.

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Reduce Consumer Waste

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Our consumption choices often create waste streams that must be absorbed by the environment or processed using energy, water and other resources. We can reduce our impact on a daily basis by consuming less and making choices that generate less waste.

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Reduce Your Fashion Footprint

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Textile production consumes large amounts of water and energy and often utilizes toxic chemicals that pollute the environment. The disposal of unwanted textiles also adversely affects the environment. You can make sustainable choices to reduce the impact of your wardrobe.

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Reduce the Use of Plastics

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Plastics harm our environment in a variety of ways. Most plastics are produced from fossil fuels. Recycling rates for plastics are low and the recycling process uses energy, water and other resources. Plastics take centuries to biodegrade and are a threat to the health of our oceans. You can make a difference by reducing the use of plastics in your daily life.

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Reduce the Use of Paper

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We can save forests, reduce our carbon footprint and conserve natural resources by reducing our paper usage. You can make a difference by using less paper in your daily life.

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Recycle the Right Way

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Recycling is a critical part of living within the means of one Earth. You can make a difference in your daily life by sorting your trash, recycling the right way, and finding locations in your area to recycle materials that aren’t collected by your municipality.

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How Many Pledges Can You Make?

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Explore the full list of pledges from the exhibition. Take action in your own life to reduce your environmental impact.

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