It’s your planet – help take care of it! You may think as one person you can’t make a difference in helping the environment. But together we can keep the earth safer and cleaner, even in small, easy ways. This week, join us in Going Green a different way each day.

Leaving the room or going to bed? Turn off the lights. Done with your work? Shut down your computer completely; don’t just leave it on sleep mode. Don’t leave the TV on all day either. And turn the AC up when no one’s home. These things seem simple, but small amounts of energy add up. Turning things off when you don’t need them will conserve energy and cut down on your energy bill!

Reduce, reuse and…Check this space tomorrow for tips on recycling (more than just bottles and cans!).

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It’s your planet – help take care of it! You may think as one person you can’t make a difference in helping the environment. But together we can keep the earth safer and cleaner, even in small, easy ways. This week, join us in Going Green a different way each day.

It wouldn’t be going green if we didn’t talk recycling! Try and reduce the amount of packaged food items you use to minimize trash. Reuse paper for scrap paper, or even keep your notes on your phone or computer. Switch your bill pay to paperless to reduce the amount of mail you throw away. Recycle any paper or plastic used. If at-home recycling isn’t offered where you live, look for community drop-off spots. Do you buy plastic water bottles? Consider switching to a reusable bottle so you’re not wasting plastic.

H2O how-to – tomorrow we’re talking conserving water.

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It’s your planet – help take care of it! You may think as one person you can’t make a difference in helping the environment. But together we can keep the earth safer and cleaner, even in small, easy ways. This week, join us in Going Green a different way each day.

Water is a precious resource, and we use so much of it in our daily lives. Today, cut your shower time in half (do you really need a half hour to get clean?). Turn the water off when you brush your teeth. And only run your dishwasher when it’s full – you’ll use close to half of the water you’d use washing dishes by hand.

Turn your happy place green – tomorrow on day 4 let’s focus on green updates to your home.

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It’s your planet – help take care of it! You may think as one person you can’t make a difference in helping the environment. But together we can keep the earth safer and cleaner, even in small, easy ways. This week, join us in Going Green a different way each day.

Let’s check in on your appliances and fixtures. A new showerhead could save you $45 per month for a family of four by reducing your water use. Wrapping an insulation blanket around your water heater could lower its running cost by 9%. Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs; they use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than regular bulbs! Install dimmer switches to conserve light when you still need some, but not full brightness.

Come back tomorrow for green transportation tips.

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It’s your planet – help take care of it! You may think as one person you can’t make a difference in helping the environment. But together we can keep the earth safer and cleaner, even in small, easy ways. This week, join us in Going Green a different way each day.

You already know carpooling is good for the environment, but there are other ways your ride can go green. Slowing down can conserve gas – high speeds use more, meaning you’ll have to fill up more and release more emissions. Check your tires and air filters monthly to improve mileage. Running errands? Take one trip and knock them all out rather than making multiple trips on different days. Going somewhere nearby? Consider biking or even walking. Change up your commute – public transportation like trains or buses help the environment, and can give you time to focus on something other than driving. And of course, hybrid and electric cars can make a huge difference!

Thanks for going green with us! Keep up some of these habits beyond this week – every bit helps make our planet better.

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