Opt to Act - Simple Action #50: Set your thermostat one degree lower this week.
Join REI in making the fight for a life outdoors part of your life with the Opt to Act Plan - 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.
Week 50: Set your thermostat one degree lower this week.
An average American home uses 15 percent of its utilities in space heating, which can be a large source of fossil fuel consumption. More than 40 percent of the nation’s home utilities run on natural gas. Setting your thermostat lower means you’re curbing your reliance on fossil fuels that much more. On chilly mornings and evenings, layer up and keep your feet and head warm. A thick pair of wool socks usually does the trick.
Take part: Nov. 8–14, 2020
At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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