Saturday, May 26, 2007

100 things YOU can do to save the environment

clipped from www.seql.org
Conserve Energy
Reduce Toxicity
If you have central air conditioning, do not close vents in unused rooms.
Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket.
Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods.
Turn off unneeded lights even when leaving a room for a short time.
Set your refrigerator temperature at 36 to 38 and your freezer at 0 to 5 .
Purchase appliances and office equipment with the Energy Star Label; old refrigerators, for example, use up to 50 more electricity than newer models.
Use an electric lawn- mower instead of a gas-powered one.
Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work.
Burn seasoned wood - it burns cleaner than green wood.
Use solar power for home and water heating.
Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid.
Shop with a canvas bag instead of using paper and plastic bags.
Buy rechargeable batteries for devices used frequently.

Compost your vegetable scraps.

Create Less Trash

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