Living Sustainably in Las Vegas: How to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

As Nevadans, we all have the power to make decisions that can help reduce our environmental footprint and improve our communities. Living in Las Vegas can be a challenge when it comes to sustainability, due to the arid climate. However, there are still many ways we can be more sustainable and reduce our environmental impact. The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Energy Office of the Nevada Governor (GOE) recently released an updated report on the Nevada State Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory (Nevada State GHG Inventory).

This report provides us with valuable insights on how we can reduce our emissions and live more sustainably. One of the most important steps we can take is to reduce our reliance on air conditioners. An analysis conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) showed that solar energy can significantly reduce air pollutants, such as nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions. This is a great way to reduce our environmental impact while also improving our health.

We can also make small changes in our daily lives that can have a big impact. For instance, we can use reusable bags when shopping, turn off lights when not in use, and use energy-efficient appliances. We can also reduce our water consumption by taking shorter showers, using low-flow fixtures, and fixing any leaks in our homes. Finally, we can support local businesses that are committed to sustainability.

By buying locally-sourced products and supporting businesses that are committed to reducing their environmental impact, we can help create a more sustainable future for Las Vegas.

Harriet Fabros
Harriet Fabros

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