Monday, September 9, 2013

Going Green and Saving Energy

I hear so much that my friends say that they are "going green" and saving energy (and how it also helps to save money), I decided to investigate: here are several tips I found for "going green".

  1. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shaving saves on usage of water.
  2. Put a bucket in the bathtub while you are waiting for your bath water to get warm and then use the water to water your plants or give your pets a drink or to mop the floor later.
  3. Change all your bulbs to the compact florescent type to save on your light bill (and replace less often).
  4. Turn off all lights when you leave the room, unplug your cell phone charger when not in use.
  5. This is definitely one I need:  take yourself off of junk mail list.  Think of all the paper you would save!
  6. Recycle! Use that green bin! Our local recycling company in Cincinnati gives points based on your recycling that you can trade for fabulous prizes (e.g. gift certificates). Check to see if you have a similar program. If not - hey, do it anyway! It's the right thing to do!
  7. Don't rinse your plates before loading in the dishwasher - you can save you 15 gallons of water per load
  8. Set your washer setting to warm or cold but stay away from hot.
  9. Recycle your old electronics...many stores provide incentives for you to do this.
  10. Carpool or ride a bike whenever possible.
There are so many things that you can do to go green and save energy.  These are just a few and if you want to learn more than  and remember: it just takes one person at a time to help our planet!


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