Live Green: Tips and Links

Live Green: Tips and Links

There are many ways for you to make small adjustments at home, the office, or in your community. Follow the links below for some easy ways to live a greener life.

BEING GREEN AT HOME:

Stop receiving unwanted catalogs.

Get the 411 on the ingredients of most household products at this site, assembled by the United States National Library of Medicine.

Choose the best green products for your home from Consumer Reports.

Go green with your green. Going paperless at your local bank pays you back!

Sleep better and healthier-consider organic when buying mattresses and mattress pads to reduce your exposure to VOCs emitted from the stain-resistant treatments on most mattresses.

Turn off the lights in any room you are not using, and use task lighting instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it.

Learn how to properly recycle everything from aluminum to motor oil.

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WATER CONSERVATION:

Shorten your showers. Even a one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month. Turn off tap water while brushing your teeth and save 5 gallons of water a day! More Water Conservation Links:

ENERGY CONSERVATION:

Replace old electronics with Energy Star models (toasters, TVs).

Replace your standard light bulbs with fluorescent bulbs and reduce your electric bill!

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BEING GREEN AT THE OFFICE:

Stop mail to former employees and save some trees.

Recycle or donate old electronic hardware.

Create a company carpool.

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AUTO:

Save at pump - maintain and do not increase your speed when driving uphill!

Accelerate slowly! Being the first car out at the stoplight will not win the prize at the pump!

Before buying your next car, consider buying green!

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COMMUNITY:

Make your city a healthy city! Get involved by signing up with Cool Cities and make a difference!

Keep it local! Support your local farmers' market and family farms!

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