- Clean out your storage-We all have a closet or garage full of items that haven't been used in a long time! An easy way to organize these areas is to group items and decide what to do with them arrodingly. Some grouping examples: electronics, household waste, & scrap metal.
- Recycle smarter-Once you've grouped out what you want to get rid of, figure out how and where to recycle them or donate them for reuse. When shopping you should try to buy items that are made from recycled content and with limited packaging.
- Use energy more wisely-Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 20 percent of the energy of incandescent bulb, and they also last 10 times as long. Keeping your thermostat at reasonable temperatures in both the winter and the summer is also a great energy saver.
- Use less water-Try taking shorter showers or putting a bottle in you toilet tank, saving water is important because it is a limited resource.
- Start composting-You can include most food scraps and material like cardboard, which will biodegrade in your yard and produce nutrient-rich fertilizer.
- Invest in energy-efficient appliances-IF you can afford it, start replacing older appliances in your home with more energy efficient ones. In the long run these products will not only reduce your energy output but also save you money!
- Start a green group-Talk to your friends about the importance of conserving, and develop programs and activities in your neighborhood for others to get involved.
- Plant a tree-Yes...yes...so cliche, but planting trees reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air.
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