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Tweaks You Can Make:

  • Food waste in landfills is a leading cause of methane gas-a potent greenhouse gas. Meal planning and composting help prevent food waste.
  • Set thermostat cooler in winter and warmer in summer.
  • Shop secondhand first.
  • Wash clothes on cold water. Line dry when possible.
  • Use an all natural and biodegradable laundry soap like DanSoap. (www.dansoap.com)
  • Donate or sell items to extend their usefulness.
  • Turn lights off when leave room.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use.
  • Turn off power strips when not in use.
  • Seek energy efficient appliances.
  • Close blinds and curtains when hot and sunny outside.
  • Don’t use the heat dry setting on your dishwasher, let air dry.
  • Keep tires inflated to specifications for maximum MPG.
  • Consider a hybrid vehicle for your next purchase.
  • Consider an electric vehicle if you have clean energy “at the plug.”
  • Use LED bulbs.
  • Plant a garden of food you like to eat.
  • Water conservation:
    1. Use a slow-flow shower head.
    2. Shorten showers.
    3. Turn off faucet when brushing teeth.
    4. Use rain barrels for collection.
    5. Scrape, don’t rinse dishes before loading in dishwasher.
  • Vehicle:
    1. Tune-ups help keep the engine more efficient.
    2. Minimize unnecessary miles by combining errands in one trip.
    3. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) reduces gas mileage – as much as 33 percent on the highway.

 

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