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Eco-Friendly Tips For This Week

The ecology fund has dished up some great eco-friendly tips. If you want to make your green life even greener, or if you are looking for a great way to start living green, then this is just what you are looking for. Here are a couple of tips to get you started.

1) Travel. Bike, use public transit, carpool to work, drive slower, keep your tires inflated. One-third of all traffic is commuters. Use alternative transportation when possible. If you must drive, go slower with proper tire inflation. It saves both fuel and tires, and lowers emissions. It also saves lives.

2) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost. Reusing packaging material saves more energy than recycling. By avoiding extra packaging, you save both energy and landfill space. Yard and kitchen waste (leaves/grass/vegetable scraps) are 30% of trash. Reduce this amount by composting. Also be sure to re-use plastic bags, or better yet… refuse plastic bags when you really don’t need them. 3) Conserve water. Don’t let faucets run. Never water your lawn at midday. Place a brick in old toilets. Take low flow short showers. Run the dishwasher only when it is full. Let grass grow longer. Plant native or drought-tolerant garden plants.

4) Use the Energy Star feature built into your personal computers. This turns off (or puts to sleep) the monitor and computer after a chosen period of inactivity. They all have the feature, but it’s often disabled. It will reduce their electricity consumption by as much as 70% compared with leaving them running all day and night. For Windows PCs, look in the ‘Power Options’ in the Control Panel. 


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Good to see others promoting green tips. Keep it up!

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