Wednesday, June 2, 2010

23 Ways to go Green...

  1. Recycle all the paper, plastic, glass, and metal products you can (you know those blue bins love to have them)
  2. Always put litter in its proper place - garbage cans or recycling bins
  3. Write or draw on both sides of a piece of paper before recycling it
  4. Make a printout from your computer only if you really need it
  5. Use sponges, rags, and cloth napkins instead of paper products
  6. Carry your lunch in a reusable box or bag
  7. Bike, walk, or ride the bus instead of using a car
  8. Make sure your car tires are properly inflated
  9. Replace burnt out bulbs at home with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
  10. Turn off lights, computers, radios, and TV's when you leave a room
  11. Sit near a window when you read instead of turning on a light during the day
  12. Wash clothes in cold water and hang them out to dry (if you can)
  13. Don't use the dishwasher unless it's full
  14. Take short showers to save energy and water
  15. Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth
  16. Put leftover food in reusable containers, not in plastic wrap or foil
  17. Wash and reuse glass jars, plastic containers, and plastic tableware
  18. When shopping, look for items made out of recycled materials
  19. Take along reusable shopping bags
  20. Mend and repair clothes & toys instead of buying new ones
  21. Create a compost pile of food scraps & plant cuttings
  22. Buy food from local farmers markets
  23. Volunteer for community Earth-Care events, such as a clean up at the park
OK, so I may not do all of these but here's 23 ideas, try and do some and see a bit of a difference. We recycle at home and much less goes into the regular trash. Our school has a compost and we bring fruit/veggie stuff there and again, less trash.

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