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Saving Energy

  1. Swap your standard light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs to save energy. If everyone in the US did this – enough energy would be saved to light 3 millions homes every year.
  2. Adjusting your thermostat accordingly over the year can help you save energy and money. Decreasing it by 1 degree in the winter alone will save you 5% on energy consumption.
  3. If you are lucky enough to live where you work, try biking or walking to work as opposed to taking the car. Or if that isn’t an option – try the bus instead to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Saving Water

  1. By going veggie, you could save a substantial amount of water. Did you know it takes approximately 2500 gallons if water to produce one pound of beef?
  2. To save water at bath times you could shower with a friend. A full bath tub uses around 70 gallons of water but a quick 5 – 10 minute shower only uses around 20.
  3. Fix the leaky sink and toilet! A leaky toilet could waste around 200 gallons of water every day.  

Reduce

  1. Get yourself a worm farm to reduce your food waste and make your very own nutritious compost for your garden and plants.
  2. Grab a few Bags for Life and reuse them every time you go shopping. A staggering 1 trillion plastic bags are discarded every year.
  3. Recycle old electronics as this is now one of the fastest growing waste product!