”We don’t inherit the Earth. We borrow it from our children.”

~ David Brower, environmentalist

Tips for Greener Living

Every person has a chance to make a difference for our planet through our daily choices. There are many easy things you can do to help create a sustainable future for our Earth. Among them:

  • Recycle.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Carpool. Leaving your car at home twice a week could reduce your carbon footprint by 1,600 pounds.
  • Walk.
  • Ride your bike.
  • Use reusable shopping bags.
  • Replace your regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). According to the EPA, they last seven times longer and use 60 percent less energy than regular bulbs.
  • Unplug your computer, cell phone charger, DVD player and any other electronics before you leave the house.
  • Fix your leaky faucets.
  • Run multiple errands at once so you use your vehicle fewer times.
  • Print out as few documents as possible. Conserve our trees!
  • Try composting. It sends less material to landfills and helps your soil retain more water so that plants grow better.
  • Use sustainable, reusable bottles instead of plastic.
  • If you use plastic bottles, reuse them to collect rain to water your garden.
  • Take showers instead of baths.
  • Install a water-efficient showerhead.
  • During hot weather, don’t top off your gas tank; even a small fuel spill adds to air pollution.
  • Run your dishwasher only when it is full.
  • Run your washing machine only when it is full.