Here are some effective ways you can help to conserve resources…
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving.
Install solar panels on your house.
Turn off the lights when leaving a room.
Use both sides of the paper when printing and copying.
Walk or bike instead of driving.
Take short showers.
Drink tap water instead of bottled water.
Remove unnecessary items from your car to reduce weight.
Regularly replace the filter on your HVAC system.
Install faucet aerators.
Use cold water to wash clothes.
Stop junk mail.
Install a programmable thermostat in your home.
Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with energy star bulbs.
Car pool, use public transportation or drive a fuel efficient car.
Plant a tree and make clean air for us to breath.
Run your dishwasher only when it’s full.
Buy Energy Star appliances.
Use rechargeable batteries.
Clean or replace dirty air conditioner filters as recommended.
Weatherize and insulate your home, and consider double pane windows.
Move your heater thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer.
Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage.
Use a low-flow showerhead. The less water you use, the less energy required to heat it.
Buy locally and reduce the amount of energy required to drive your products to your store.
Buy products with less packaging and recycle paper, plastic and glass.
Keep your water heater insulated and the thermostat no higher than 120°F.
Turn off or unplug electronics that you’re not using.
Buy organic food - chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply, and require energy to produce.
Change your car's air filter regularly.
Recycle materials such as aluminum cans, newspapers, and glass jars.
Fix Leaks - To determine whether your toilet has a leak, place a drop of food coloring in the tank; if the color appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.
Buy Recycled Look for the words "postconsumer" or "recycled" when shopping.
Turn off or put to sleep computers and monitors at night.
Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste Electronics, CFLs, certain batteries, and other household hazardous wastes contain toxic materials.
Choose fresh foods instead of frozen. Frozen foods require 10 times more energy to produce.
Reuse grocery bags.
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