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Easy Money

US consumers spend up to 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than for tap water.

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See the forest for the trees

The average US citizen uses 50 pounds of tissue paper per year. Try to buy the highest content of post-consumer recycled content, looking for either

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Down the drain

If your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses between 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush. Newer, high-efficiency

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Use dishwashers

The average dishwasher in US homes today uses 8.7 gallons of water per load. Washing by hand for 10 minutes with water running can use

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Now you’re cooking!

Generating enough electricity to cook for an hour in a standard electric oven creates 2.7 pounds of CO2. A toaster oven creates 1.3 pounds over

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Recycling

26 recycled PET plastic bottles equals a polyester suit. 5 recycled PET bottles make enough fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket.

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Waste not

Polystyrene (“Styrofoam”) is difficult to recycle, both because recycling facilities aren’t commonplace and you can’t make it into new high-quality polystyrene.

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A home run

A leaky faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste an estimated 3,000 gallons of water per year.

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Green grocer

In North America, fruits and vegetables travel an average of 1,500 miles before reaching your plate. Buying fresh, local food eliminates long distances traveled and

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A bright idea

Only 10% of the energy used by an incandescent bulb produces light; the rest is given off as heat. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) are up

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A cleaner way to clean

80% of dry cleaners in the U.S. use perchloroethylene, a solvent that has been linked to cancer, nervous system damage and hormonal disruption. Seek out

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Go Paper-less

If you want to go a step further you can choose to go paperless! You can receive all your bills and letters from banks, energy

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Green Gifts

When giving a gift consider a greener alternative, such as making your own present, or offering some of your time and skills to do a

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Save the Bees!

There are plenty of environmental initiatives you can take up, but one of the most important is the need to save our bees. These little

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Ditch Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are appallingly wasteful to the environment. It is believed that 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in America each year, and only

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Avoid Bottled Water

Bottled water is inefficient, expensive, and produces large amounts of plastic waste. Instead, use a refillable water bottle and tap water; if you like you

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Go Organic

The food we consume has a profound effect on the global environment – as the world’s population grows, the demand for food increases and the

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Share Car Rides

Following on from point 3, if you have to travel by car, investigate the possibilities for carpooling with friends and neighbours, sharing journeys for work