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you throw non-biodegradeable containers in your trash, unscrew the
lids so that they take-up less room in a landfill. -- contributed
by Bruce Haig
- Unplug your
your cell phone is charged.
(Save 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide in the US alone.)
your vehicle well-tuned, and tires properly inflated. (Just tires
alone will increase gas mileage about 3%, saving thousands of barrels
of oil every day.)
- Use energy-saving
light bulbs. (Lights use about 20% of the average user's energy
- Moderate temperature
controls. Just 2 degrees difference, cooler in the winter, and warmer
in the summer, can make a huge difference.
- Purchase recycled
- Lighten up your
Keeping a lot of unnecessary things stored in your car/SUV/truck can
weigh it down, demanding more fuel when you travel.
- Compost your
your laundry in cold water. (Can save approximately 500 pounds
of carbon a year.)
off your work computer at
the end of the day.
is important, but it is not the silver bullet that many people think.
Using less is a far better alternative. Plastic bottles are a case in
point. Recycling may reduce their presence in landfills, but their production
still adds to the problem. Better to reuse a single container with tap
water. Save money too.
consider transitioning to solar energy. It makes for a valuable
your next vehicle energy efficient.
Consider smaller cars and hybrids.