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Ten Things That Can Be Done at Home

Our consumption of utilities that are essential in our everyday lives, such as electricity, gas, water, and gasoline, increases the amount of CO2 in the air and causes global warming.
If each and every one of us leads a life of environment-friendly habits, we can significantly reduce the amount of CO2 produced. Let’s maintain an efficient and environment-friendly lifestyle in a fun way for children, who will shoulder the responsibility for future generations.

What to Reduce Amount of CO2 Reduced per Day Amount of Money Saved per Day
1 Set the air conditioner at 28°C and the heater at 20°C. Approx. 134.2 g Approx. ¥6.1
2 Adjust the temperature in the refrigerator according to the season. Approx. 99.1 g Approx. ¥4.5
3 Adjust your TV’s display so that the screen is not too bright. Approx. 43.5 g Approx. ¥2.0
4 Run the washing machine less often by washing larger loads. Approx. 9.5 g Approx. ¥10.9
5 Shut down personal computers while not in use (in the case of desktop PCs). Approx. 50.6 g Approx. ¥2.3
6 Unplug the electric hot water pot when the water starts to boil. Approx. 172.8 g Approx. ¥7.9
7 Reduce your shower time by one minute. Approx. 79.4 g Approx. ¥9.0
8 Replace electric light bulbs with bulb-type LED lights. Approx. 144.6 g Approx. ¥6.6
9 Boil vegetables (such as broccoli and pumpkins) in the microwave. Approx. 24.3 g Approx. ¥3.3
10 Close the lids of heated toilet seats equipped with “washlet”/bidet features while they are not in use. Approx. 56.1 g Approx. ¥2.5

Source: Katei-no Sho-ene Tettei Guide—Shunkashuto 2017 (Household Energy Conservation Total Guide—Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter); Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; Ministry of Trade, Economy and Industry

April 1, 2019