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Save Water, Shower with a Friend

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:37pm

Tips to Be Greener:

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  • Wash your clothes in cold water. It’s better for denim anyways
  • Turn the hot air dry off on your dishwasher. Let’s be honest you don’t unload the dishwasher for two days anyways. Just let them air dry.
  • Use power chords. Did you know in the average home, 75% of the electricity is consumed while your electronics are turned off. Plug several of those power suckers (cell phone chargers, laptops, and even microwaves) into one power strip in each room. When you leave for work in the morning, simply turn off the power strip. This will prevent appliances from draining energy while you are out of the house.
  • We all know this one, change your light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Bring your own bags to the grocery store. You know you have a massive pile of them at your house.
  • Return your hangers from the dry cleaners to the drycleaners.
  • Recycle your yellow pages phone book. I have no idea why they still print it when we all have the internet and 411 but don’t throw it in the garbage. Call 800.953.4400 and they can help.
  • Stop your junk mail. Americans receive almost 4 million tons of “junk mail” every year Write to Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, 6 East 43rd St., New York, NY 10017. (212) 768-7277. Let them know you want your name removed from mailing lists.
  • Turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth. This is so simple its amazing some people still leave it running. There is no point to keep it running. I can’t understand it.
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