Eco Tips and Green Ideas

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List of Useful Ideas that can help you Save

Explore getting a solar water heater for your home.

Instead of ironing, hang clothes in the bathroom while showering.

Use postcards instead of letters for short messages.

Encourage friends, neighbors, businesses, local organizations to recycle and sponsor recycling efforts.

Encourage your local recycling center or program to start accepting plastic.

Urge local officials to begin roadside pickup of recyclables and hazardous wastes.

Encourage your local sewage plants to compost their sludge.

Support electoral candidates who run on environmental platforms.

Buy products that will last.

Switch to low-wattage or fluorescent light bulbs.

Live within your local climate as much as possible, rather than trying to isolate yourself from. Go outdoors.

Limit or eliminate your use of "disposable" items.

Support organic farming and gardening methods; shun chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

Buy from local farmers at your area farmers market. The food is better for your body and it helps your local economy.

Go on a citizen diplomacy trip and talk with those you meet about averting global climate change.

Enjoy sports and recreational activities that use your muscles rather than gasoline and electricity.

Spend time seeing, hearing, and touching the beauty of the Earth.

Only run dishwashers when they are full.

Buy Energy Star approved appliances for your home.

Attend city council meetings and speak out for action on climate change issues.

Use recycled products, especially paper.

Recycle paper, plastics, soda pop cans, batteries and whatever items possible.

Explore getting a solar water heater for your home.

Eat vegetarian foods as much as possible. Meat makes less efficient use of land, soil, water, and energy - and cows emit 300 liters of methane per day.

Compost kitchen and garden waste, or give it to a friend who can.

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