- Spend less time in the shower to save water. An average shower uses up to 17.2 gallons of water. Limit your showers to 5 minutes to reduce water usage to less than 6 gallons per shower.
- Reduce carbon emissions by using public transportation or biking three days a week instead of driving. This could cut your transportation-related emissions by half.
- Unplug electronic devices that aren't in use to save energy. Many devices use energy even when they're not in use. This can help reduce your electricity bill and consumption by 10%.
- Bring reusable bags and containers to the grocery store to reduce plastic waste. Avoid using single-use plastics and lower your plastic waste by an estimated 80%.
- Eat a plant-based diet for two days a week to reduce your carbon footprint. Livestock farming contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.
- Volunteer twice a month at local environmental initiatives like tree planting or beach cleanups to help preserve the environment.
A punch list can be for an individual, family, community, company, or city. It is the list of the actions you or a group will undertake and accomplish over a predetermined span of time—one month, one year, five years, or more. You can make different lists for different time periods—this week and this year for example.