Conservation Tips

Change the Forecast

What causes global warming? Simply put, the main cause is burning fossil fuels. When we use coal, oil and gas, we emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thickening the “blanket” above us and trapping more heat on the earth. The less we burn, the more we can reduce the impacts of global warming.

Together, individuals, businesses and elected officials can change the forecast for wildlife. What can you do?

– Save money at the gas pump by keeping your tires properly inflated and your engine tuned up (power boat engines too).

– When purchasing your next boat, consider gas mileage and emissions. Boat engines such as a low emission, four-stroke motor pollute only one-sixth the amount of older two-stroke engines.

– Don’t let your boat motors idle longer than necessary.

– Sign on to the petition to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, which asks caucus members to representatives to enact meaningful policies to reduce global warming pollution.

– Recycle aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic, cardboard and newspapers. This reduces the energy needed to make new products.

– The next time a lamp burns out, change out the bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb. One bulb will save 500 pounds of coal.

– Talk to people. Whether you forward this site on to a friend, or just bring up global warming at the dinner table or at a club meeting, help keep the conversation going.