Use reusable containers to pack your lunch or other snacks on the go. By using a reusable lunch box you help keep disposable plastic baggies and other packaging out of our landfills, oceans, and animal habitats.
Green up your morning & stop the idling. In the winter, many people idle their car engine after starting it up because they think it needs time to warm up. Well, that is just not true! Today’s fuel-injected engines don’t need a warm-up period (except in below-zero conditions), and idling for long periods can lead… Read More »
Install rain barrels to collect rainwater from your roof and awnings. Then you can use the collected rainwater to water your garden & grass. Plants love it and you’ll conserve water.
Instead of sending your old rugs to the landfill, check with a local animal shelter to see if they can use them. Most shelters will also appreciate old towels, blankets, and sheets.
Regularly defrosting your freezer can massively improve its efficiency. The ice that builds up becomes an insulator, reducing the effectiveness of the freezing process. By defrosting & getting rid of the ice, you allow your freezer to operate more efficiently.
Vacuum your refrigerator cooling coils on a regular basis. If dust builds up on the coils the fridge needs to work harder to keep things cool inside & it use a lot more energy than it needs to be. By vacuuming the coils of your fridge you allow your fridge to operate more efficiently.
When leaving messages for family members or your roommates think about using a reusable dry erase message board instead of a post-it note with all that sticky toxic glue on the back.
Let’s start 2009 off on the right foot! Make your New Years resolutions an eco resolution. Check out these Top 10 eco resolutions for the new year. Top 10 New Years Eco Resolutions for 2009: 1- Start a compost pile 2- Set up a programmable thermostat 3- Green Laundry: switch to biogradable detergents, wash full… Read More »
Commercial car washes use up to 100 less gallons of water to wash a car. They often recycle and reuse rinse water. If everyone who washed their own car chose to go to a professional car wash just once, up to 8.7 billion gallons of water could be saved and some 12 billion gallons of… Read More »
The average U.S. household spends up to $135 a year in energy costs drying clothes. A dirty lint filter can use 30 percent more energy to get the job done. So don’t forget to clean it out after ever load to get the max out of your dryer every time.