Looking to stay clean and green all summer long?

No sweat! We have you covered. Whether you’re hitting the outdoors for your favorite summer activities or keeping your home comfortable during the hottest months of the year, a few simple choices can help make it your greenest summer yet.

Stay on top of your energy use.

Register for My Account online to track your electricity usage, manage your account, see your carbon impact and more.

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Offset your traveling emissions.

Taking a trip this summer? Before you set out, purchase carbon offsets to keep your footprint low while you adventure.

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Conserve energy with these tips.

Summer is one of the highest electricity usage periods of the year. Approximately 60% – 70% of the electricity you use is just for cooling your home. After you set up your home for success with an energy audit, consider implementing these new habits to give your A/C (and your energy consumption) a break.

Turn up your thermostat. For every degree below 78°F, you can expect about a 5% – 7% increase in your cooling costs.

Check your air filter. A dirty filter slows down airflow and makes your system work harder to keep you more comfortable.

Set your ceiling fans for summer. Make sure your fans are running counterclockwise to create a cooling downdraft.

Remember the 4-by-4 rule. If you’re going to be away for more than four hours, set the thermostat 4° higher.

Unplug your electronics. Stop vampire power from draining your wallet by putting your electronics on a power strip and unplugging when not in use.

Embrace cooking outdoors. When you aren’t using your stove or oven to cook your meals, they aren’t heating up your home and causing your A/C to work overtime.

Looking for more ways to live green this summer?

Greening your summer doesn't stop with saving energy. Both at home and on vacation, there are eco-friendly ways to help yourself and the planet.

Make every morning greener.

Make every morning greener.

Did you know that living your best green life could be as simple as implementing a few eco-changes into your morning routine?

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Sell, donate or recycle old electronics.

Sell, donate or recycle old electronics.

Still decluttering from spring cleaning? Make sure your old phones, cords and computers don’t end up in a landfill.

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Use environment-safe sunscreen.

Use environment-safe sunscreen.

Some summer staples are better for the environment than others, like sunscreen that doesn’t harm ocean life.

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Green your home from the inside out.

Green your home from the inside out.

If you’re remodeling your home this summer, here are a few green building practices that have a lower impact on the environment.

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