Turn off the lights! This an easy one we tend to forget. Turn off the light when you leave a room and keep fewer lights on altogether.
Archive for January, 2008
Stop junk mail and reduce waste by registering for a national list that prevents major companies to send you junk mail. Wouldn’t it be great to go for a day, a week, a month without junk mail clogging up your mailbox and landfills everywhere?!
Insulation is key to efficient heating and cooling in your home. Get your house properly insulated and you can save a whole lot of money and a whole lot of energy!
Buy locally grown and/or produced grocery items like fruits, veggies, and meats. Buying locally reduces the amount of pollution caused by transportation of these items. Plus you’ll be helping to support your community.
Use recycled paper instead of brand new paper at your office and at home. Recycled paper is better for the environment and it looks and feels the same.
Install low-flow showerheads. You’ll use less water and energy heating the water. Stop by your local home improvement store to get one today, help global warming tomorrow.
Replace your incandescent lights with florescent bulbs. Florescent bulbs come in all shapes and sizes and dramatically reduce your energy consumption (as well as the cost of your energy bill).
Curb the road rage! Studies show braking and accelerating quickly increases fuel use by over 100 gallons per year compared to normal driving. Save money, save lives, consume less… just by takin’ it slowly.
Go meatless for one day each week. The whole day. Skip the sausage at breakfast, skip the deli meat at lunch, and for dinner, stir fry with noodles. You’ll help reduce the amount of fossil fuels that farms need to raise and transport animals.