Monday, February 12

Become Greener in 101 Steps (26-50)

  1. Hang your clothes out to dry instead of using your dryer
  2. Harvest your rainwater
  3. Make sure none of your water fixtures are dripping
  4. Insulate your hot water heater
  5. Have your furnace or boiler cleaned
  6. Harvest your greywater
  7. Get a home energy audit
  8. Replace your lightbulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s)
  9. Make sure to turn appliances off completely (with a power strip, or unplug them)
  10. Winterize your house
  11. Buy energy-efficient appliances
  12. Install renewable energy
  13. Install a solar hot water heater
  14. Buy rechargeable batteries
  15. Use recycled gift wrap
  16. Use geothermal heat
  17. Turn your thermostat down
  18. Close your curtains or drapes at night during the winter
  19. Close your curtains or drapes during the day in summer
  20. Turn your hot water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
  21. Buy clothes made from organic or recycled material
  22. Use petroleum-free products
  23. Don’t buy products tested on animals
  24. Make your own cleaning supplies
  25. Convince your boss to let you telecommute at least part of the time
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