50 Simples Things you can do to sabe the EARTH

  1. Stop Junk Mail
  2. Snip Six-Pack Rings
  3. Use a Clean Detergent, i.e. a low-phosphate or phosphate-free one.
  4. Aerate Your Faucet
  5. New Ingredients, a combination of strategies to reduce consumption of disposable products in the kitchen or use environmentally benign ones.
  6. Tanks, But No Tanks, lower the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees Farenheit.
  7. Make a Phone Call, call local utilities and agencies to discover resource saving services (like energy audits)
  8. Brush Up on Paint, use latex-based paints instead of oil-based ones & properly dispose of used paint
  9. Time to Re-Tire?, maintain to reduce fuel consumption; recycle when possible
  10. Home on the Range, use energy efficient appliances
  11. Don't Go with the Flow, don't let the faucet run
  12. Gas Station Ecology, use unleaded gasoline
  13. The Twilight Ozone, avoid products made from or containing CFC's
  14. Your Gas is as Good as Mine, strategies for improving fuel efficiency in automobiles
  15. Recharge Your Batteries, i.e. use rechargeable batteries
  16. Attention Shoppers!, reduce use of paper and plastic bags
  17. Find the Hidden Toxics, use alternatives
  18. Leave It a Lawn, proper lawn care to reduce water and pesticide use
  19. Stamp Out Styrofoam, don't use it
  20. It's a Beach, pick up litter on the beach
  21. Buyer Beware, don't buy ivory/buy dolphin-safe tuna
  22. Pests & Pets, avoid chemical flea collars
  23. Make It a Royal Flush, adjust toilet tank to reduce water use
  24. Air-Power Your Shower, use a low-flow showerhead
  25. Recycle Motor Oil
  26. Tune Up the Heat, i.e. your furnace
  27. Light Right, use compact fluorescent bulbs
  28. Don't Let Go of helium-filled balloons
  29. Reuse Old News, recycle newspapers
  30. Recycle Glass
  31. Don't Can Your Aluminum, recycle it.
    Why does recycling fall under the "Takes Some Effort" category? In 1989, curbside recycling was not the norm in many American communities. More typical were neighborhood drop off centers, which required storing and hauling empty cans and bottles. The 1990s, with state and federal legislation encouraging/mandating waste reduction, along with public education from towns encountering rising costs of waste disposal and waste management companies eager to win municipal contracts, saw recycling became mainstream.
  32. Precycle, choose products with less packaging/recyclable packaging
  33. Use Cloth Diapers, instead of disposable ones
  34. Put It to Work... At Work, strategies for waste reduction at the office
  35. Recycle the Rest (plastic, tin, cardboard)
  36. Build a Backyard Wildlife Refuge
  37. Help Protect the Rainforests, support organizations, avoid tropical hardwoods
  38. The Great Escape insulate homes properly to minimize energy waste
  39. Plant a Tree
  40. Prevent Pests Naturally, use alternatives to chemical pesticides
  41. What a Waste!, dispose of hazardous wastes properly
  42. Carpool to Work
  43. Start Composting
  44. Install a Graywater Tank
  45. Drive Less. Choose Bycicles instead or public transportation
  46. Eat Low on the Food Chain
  47. Start a Recycling Program
  48. Xeriscape
  49. Stay Involved, support environmental organizations
  50. Spread the Word

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