Tips for Living Green
Trying to save the environment AND keep a little cash in your pocket? Try these tips to tackle both:
Fix any plumbing leaks.
Install a programmable thermostat.
Use compact, long-life fluorescent light bulbs.
During winter, change the filter in your furnace monthly.
Use non-toxic cleaners in your home.
Buy furnishings constructed of natural materials.
Compost your food waste.
Cut down on paper products.
Depend on reusable items.
Ride your bike, walk or take public transportation.
Think globally but buy (produce) locally.
Use rechargable or solar-charged batteries.
Avoid products with excess packaging.
Buy a couple of canvas bags to transport groceries.
Avoid the use of aerosols.
Never dispose of paint, solvents, or motor oil in your garbage can.
Donate your old books to libraries or schools.
Donate your old photos and letters to your local historical society.
Don’t take that old dishwasher to the dump, donate it.