Thursday, May 1, 2008

10 Simple Green Tips

1. Save paper - remove your name from junk mail lists. Contact the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and register with their Mail Preference Service online at or download a mail-in form.

2. Save electricity - when the sun is out, turn off lights and open blinds

3. Save water by fixing leaks. Leaking faucets, toilets, showerheads, and hoses can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day.

4. Do a little Spring cleaning – properly dispose of hazardous materials found in your home and garage. Go to to find locations to drop off your hazardous products.

5. Recycle - check with your town to see what items can be recycled curbside - you might be surprised how much you can recycle.

6. Change your light bulbs - CFLs last longer and save energy.

7. Support local farmers and crafters - buying local supports your community and reduces the amount of gas consumed in this country.

8. Ride your bike for one errand this week to reduce the CO2 you generate and to save money.

9. Use a reusable bag when you go shopping.

10. Change your cup - stop using styrofoam single use cups for your morning tea or coffee and bring your own china mug to work.

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