Going Green Made Easy

 

Taken from inside Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria...

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  • Going green doesn’t have to require a ton of money or time. Simple changes to your daily routine can make all the difference
  • Clotheslines are making a comeback. Dry your clothes on the line instead of in the dryer. They will smell better, and you will save money.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins. They can be used over and over again and thrown in with your weekly load of towels.
  • Save paper, time and postage, and pay your bills online.
  • As the price of paper cards and postage increases, consider e-mailing e-cards.
  • When printing documents, print on both sides of paper. You can cut your paper consumption almost in half.
  • E-mail documents and information instead of printing and mailing them.
  • Save documents on your computer or on a disk instead of in a print copy in your filing cabinet. You’ll free up lots of space.
  • Carpool, ride the bus, use public transportation or bike to work
  • Telecommute. Employee productivity will increase.
  • Trip chain! Save fuel and time by planning ahead and consolidating trips into one trip. Also, vow to only go to certain, far away stores less frequently.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the appropriate air pressure level. This will extend the life of your tires and give you better gas mileage.
  • Drive the speed limit.
  • Service your car on a regular basis per the manufacturer guidelines.
  • A few degrees can make all the difference in your energy savings and your wallet. In the summer raise your thermostat two degrees. In the winter lower your thermostat two degrees. You probably won’t notice the difference, at least until your utility bill arrives!
  • Use a ceiling fan to cool off a room or house. It consumes as little energy as a 60-watt bulb, which is about 98 percent less energy than most central air conditioners.

http://earth911.com/news/2007/05/07/going-green-made-easy/

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