The One Planet Life Green Nest Journey focuses on ways you can reduce your impact on the planet at home by conserving water and energy, reducing waste, and more.
One Planet Life has created six unique journeys, each with an assigned set of actions or “Joyful Changes,” to help you achieve the goal of reducing one ton of carbon emissions each year. Changing lifestyle habits can be challenging, but if you start by focusing on a targeted area where you feel you have more control, making those changes can be easier and more rewarding. Get to know our six eco-journeys and pick the one that is best for you.
If you’re interested in learning how to become more sustainable in your home, then the One Planet Life Green Nest Eco-Journey may be the best place to start.
Living sustainably at home matters to you and the planet.
The average American home is responsible for about 3.5 tons of CO2 per year, which equates to about 20% of an individual’s emissions. Most electricity created in the US is made from “dirty” sources. Communities are slowly working towards cleaner energy solutions; in the meantime, you can change your consumption habits now.
Of all the journeys currently available on our app, the Green Nest journey offers the greatest carbon emissions reduction, reducing a whopping 1 ton and 1,405 pounds of CO2 over the course of one year. The Green Nest journey encourages you to make Joyful Changes at home such as replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs, adjusting thermostats by 1 degree daily, working from home, and reducing dryer usage.
The pre-populated sustainable actions, or “Joyful Changes” as we prefer to call them, in the Green Nest journey are:
- Work from Home
- Reduce Dryer Usage by 50%
- Adjust Your Thermostat by 1 Degree
- Use Low Flow Showerhead
- Unplug Appliances When Not in Use
- Replace Lightbulbs with LED Bulbs
The best part about tracking any journey with the One Planet Life App is that you can easily customize your journey to fit your lifestyle.
If a suggested Joyful Change is not working for you, you can swap it for one that better suits your lifestyle and still make an impact.
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