HELPING THE EARTH ONE STEP AT A TIME
A gradual change in lifestyle can go a long way – here are a few things you can do to personally reduce your carbon footprint
You can choose to start from glass, and then add plastics, batteries, paper… ease yourself into it.
TURN OFF COMPUTERS AT NIGHT
By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day.
WAIT UNTIL THERE’S A FULL LOAD & WASH IN COLD
You can save barrels of energy by waiting ‘till you have a full load before washing.
CHANGE YOUR LIGHT
Use compact fluorescent bulbs for for closets, laundry rooms, etc. If every household in the US replaced one regular lightbulb with eco friendly light, the pollution reduced would equate to removing one million cars from the road.
PRINT ON BOTH SIDES
Set your printer’s default option to double-sided printing. Don’t forget to take them to the recycling bin when done!
SHOWER, NOT BATH
And don’t take your time!
LOVE THE PRE-LOVED
Help extend the useable life spans of objects by buying Second Hand: the more time they spend being useful, the less time they sit rotting in a landfill.
Matchsticks > Lighters
Hipsters got it right this time around. The cardboard matches from recycled paper are even better.
Don’t stir your coffee
Those plastic stirrers add up; the same goes for straws!