Submitting your income taxes and paying your bills online saves you time and money, and over the long haul, it also reduces your impact on the environment.
Gray water is water drained from bathing, washing dishes and clothes or cooking. Gray water can be used to water landscape plants. Some people are installing gray water systems in their homes. This is ecologically “green.”
Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers.
Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them.
Share your love of nature this week. Tell a young person how your love of nature developed or send a friend a nature ecard!
Use a compost bin to turn your food and lawn wastes into rich mulch. It's a great way to reduce your trash production, and next year you'll have rich compost ready to go for spring planting.
Simple changes to your driving habits can improve fuel efficiency by up to 25 percent. Drive at or near the speed limit, keep your tires inflated, make sure oil and air filters are clean, and step on the gas and the brakes carefully. Slowing down from 75 to 65 miles per hour will drop your highway gas consumption by about 15 percent.
Carrying a reusable bag for groceries, shopping and take-out food helps to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and the need to produce more.
Even when turned off, small appliances still use a small amount of electricity. Unplugging small appliances that are not in use cuts down on energy consumption and can lower your electric bill.