Small changes made by an entire community can make a big difference. Take a look at these tips for reducing:
- Analyze your Energy Efficiency
- Take the Energy Star Pledge
- California Solar Initiative
- Save Energy with a “Cool Roof”
- Energy Ambassador Program
- Stop Junk Mail
- Californians Against Waste
Some interesting sites featuring California native plants that are drought tolerant:
- http://www.laspilitas.com/ (good list of California natives and photos)
- http://www.elnativogrowers.com/SuitabilityLists/CaNatives_VeryDry.htm (ditto)
- http://www.californiagardens.com/Lists/Drought_Tolerant_List.htm (ditto)
The City of Burlingame is bordered by two major highways and adjacent to San Francisco International Airport. We all need to do our share to help keep our air clean. How about walking or public transportation? Don’t think big, but small. Start with small steps by encouraging co-workers, friends, and family to be aware of their carbon footprint and its impact on the environment.
- Burlingame Climate Action Plan
- Check out our Air Quality
- Calculate your Carbon Footprint
- How Green is Your Commute?
- Burlingame Bike Map
- Take the Train (CalTrain)
- Try the Bus (SamTrans)
- Free Burlingame Trolley & Shuttle
- Plan your trip with the comprehensive trip planner on 511.org.
Depending on where you’re going, public transit may be a practical, relaxing, cost-saving option. Can you get from here to there on transit? The quickest way to check is Google Transit.