Category Archives: Tips

Your guide to eco-friendly tips to greenify your everyday life.

Top 5 Ways To Reuse Shoe Boxes

Shoe boxes have always been an item I tend to reuse. Something about the size and shape is just perfect for storing so many things besides shoes. Here are my top 5 ways to reuse shoe boxes: 1- Photo File Box: Decorate the outside of your box with paints, fabric or gift wrap for the… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Keep Your Water Heater At 120°F

Check out your water heater’s temperature setting and lower it to 120°F. Water heaters are extremely inefficient, and the higher the temperature setting, the more energy they waste. Water heaters typically account for about 13% of a household’s utility expenses. If you lower your water heater setting from 150°F to 120°F, you could reduce its… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Put A Lid On It

When cooking on your stove, use lids as much as possible. This is the easiest tip on how to cook faster, and use less energy! Adding a lid to your pot will hold in the heat, helping you boil water faster, cook foods quicker, and of course, save energy. Tea kettles also work well for… Read More »

Genetically Modified Fruits

What is genetically modified (GM) food? Genetically modified food uses modern biotechnology or gene technology, which is also called Genetic engineering, which allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one plant species to another and then used to grow GM plants and food crops. Genes from animals and other plants are literally shot into… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Shorten Your Shower

The average person uses 23.3 gallons of water per day when showering. If you shorten your showers, just by a minute or two, you can save up to 700 gallons of water per month. That’s a lot of water!

Tip of the Week – Keep It Cool

During the warmer months, keep your window draperies & shades closed during the day. This will reduce the amount of heat produced from the sun shining in to your home, thus keeping your house cooler without using the AC.