New Year, Good Choices

Written by our friends at Green Mountain Energy

2024 is finally here, and with a new year comes new possibilities. As we look forward to the year ahead, we’re making a list of all the things we can accomplish together by making good choices for the planet. No matter where you are on your green journey, we’re here to help you take the next step.

Here are 4 eco-friendly choices you can make today that will have a positive impact on this beautiful planet.

1. Ditch the gas guzzler and drive an EV

Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever these days, so now is the perfect time to ditch your old gas-powered car for one that rides on pure electricity. Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in the U.S., so buying an electric vehicle means plugging into a cleaner transportation landscape.

We can even help you out with EV buying experts, charging station maps and 100% solar energy plans tailored for electric vehicle drivers so you can live green and drive clean.

2. Avoid the landfill by composting your food waste

Food scraps and yard waste make up more than 30% of what we throw away. When these organic waste products reach landfills and start to decompose, they release harmful greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, directly contributing to climate change. Why not use them to help your plants and garden grow instead?

3. Leave single-use plastic on the shelf and use reusables

Single-use plastic products like shopping bags and water bottles add tons of unnecessary trash to the waste stream every day. Next time you’re going out shopping, bring along reusable bags and carry a refillable water bottle wherever you go.

4. Shrink your carbon footprint by choosing 100% clean electricity

There’s no way around it: when we make cleaner choices for ourselves, we help make the planet greener. One of the best choices you can make for a cleaner planet is to commit to clean energy for your home.

By powering your home with 100% clean electricity, you’re cutting out one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions in your life. It’s a good choice that supports a healthier planet. When 2025 rolls around, you can say you did your part to help make our planet cleaner and greener.

We’ve partnered with Market 32 to offer a clean energy plan that rewards you with 10,000 AdvantEdge Rewards points ($100 value) after 2 months of service, and 1,000 points ($10 value) every 6 months for as long as you stay on your plan! Learn more here.  


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