What does "Green" Mean to you and how can you get started today?
Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously. Check and fix any faucet leaks in your home. Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways
At Home or in the Office
Clean or replace air filters at least once a month. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees. Turn off unneeded lights - even if leaving for a few minutes. Set your refrigerator temperature to 38 degrees. Keep your air conditioning at 78 degrees in the summer. Keep your heat set to 68 degrees in the winter. Use a glass cup or mug rather than a disposable one. Recycle used printer and copier cartridges.
Protect the Air
Walk, ride a bike, carpool or use public transportation whenever possible. Use radial tires and keep them properly inflated. Burn seasoned wood in your fireplace rather than green wood. Support your farmer’s market. Buy locally grown produce to reduce pollution associated with transporting food long distances.
In Your Yard
Leave grass clippings on your lawn as nutrients for the soil. Water grass early in the morning. Avoid using leaf blowers and other dust-producing equipment. If heating an outdoor pool, keep it covered at night and when not in use.
Get more at the grocery store: Buying in bulk can keep money in your pocket and can also help reduce shipping and packaging waste. When buying packaged products, seek out those that use less packaging. When asked "Paper or Plastic?" say "Neither." Buy reusable, durable cloth bags instead.