This summer we will be using this page to feature a weekly tip on how to become more 'green' right at home! Every Wednesday from Memorial Day until Labor Day, we will post simple and cheap ways to change things around home to lower your environmental footprint and save money! The tips will span ideas for gardening, conserving water, and even 'green' camping or grilling. Make sure to check back every Wednesday starting May 28th for Fresh Green Ideas!
Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature during the frigid winters and steamy summers can amount to a large energy bill. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency in ways other than installing new ‘Energy Star’ appliances. Of course, updating your air conditioning and heating to Energy Star – rated appliances can greatly improve efficiency, but it can also be quite expensive. The list below compiles energy saving tips that won’t break the bank.
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Each year, Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups and those cups will still be sitting in landfills 500 years from now.
Read more: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Compost!
In recent years, public transportation has become more popular than ever. In the past 20 years, ridership has increased 37.2% and last year alone, Americans took 10.7 billion trips, which is the highest it’s ever been. Considering current gas prices, it’s no wonder why ridership has increase so much, especially since public transportation is the easiest way to beat the prices.
Read more: Use Public Transportation!