Choose the right lights | Tuesday Tip
Fluorescent, or CFL bulbs, are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, and LEDs are even more so. See what your home capabilities are and choose the most energy efficient lighting you can find!
Clean up with washable cloth | Tuesday Tip
Paper towels cannot be recycled. This means that the 3000+ tons of paper towel waste used each day in the U.S. is ultimately ending up in landfills.
Use matches over lighters | Tuesday Tip
Unlike lighters, matches are made from wood or paper, which is easily biodegradable and won’t contribute to the waste problem in the world.
Keep the oven door shut | Tuesday Tip
When baking, try to resist the temptation to peek at those cookies every 2 minutes to see if they are ready yet.
Fix your leaky faucet | Tuesday Tip
Leaking faucets waste thousands of gallons of water a year and could be easily fixed to help save local water resources.
Check the air pressure in tires | Tuesday Tip
The U.S. Department of Energy says that for every 1 psi missing from your car’s set of 4 tires, you lose 0.1 percent of your gas mileage. (Every psi lost also means that tires wear 10% faster.) By properly inflating your tires, you can improve your gas mileage by 3.3%.
Eco-friendly toilet paper | Tuesday Tip
Recycled paper is on a roll, with an increasing number of new products appearing on store shelves. Make sure to make the best choice for your household and for the planet.
Avoid bottled water | Tuesday Tip
Did you know consumers on average spend up to 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than for tap water? The plastic left behind from bottled water is a huge problem for our environment.
Swap to a bamboo toothbrush | Tuesday Tip
Bamboo is a super plant that decomposes in 3-4 months. It’s 100% biodegradable in nature and can return nutrients to the soil.
Ethical and Eco-Friendly Jewelry | Tuesday Tip
It’s gift giving season which means we tend to look for what is shiny and brand new, but this year maybe consider looking into recycled precious metals to decrease mining demand.