- Cutting back 10% of your water usage will not only help conserve your city's water supply, but will save you some green each month on your water bill. Some cities in SoCal are even monitoring water usage and citing residents caught watering their lawns during peak hours!
- Fix leaky faucets and pipes! Get out that tool belt and Let out your inner handy man or hire a professional! This is the time to stop throwing $$ down the drain literally.
- Conserve and Reuse water around the house: need examples? Water your plants with water used to cook pasta, turn on the dishwasher when it is really full, don't use running water to thaw foods, collect cold water while you're waiting for it to heat up, shorten your shower, and shut off the water while you shave or brush teeth! A little bit of consideration goes a long way!
- Set your thermostat to the highest temp possible.
- Turn on your ceiling fans to circulate the cool air. This is a great way to save on your energy bill!
- Unplug appliances that are not in use! Small electrical currents continue to run through appliances that are plugged in even when they are off!
- Turn off the Computer or TV when you leave the room.
- Run your dishwasher and do your laundry in the evening! This may not save you tons of money on your bill if you're on a flat-rate system, but it will reduce the strain on the power grid during peak hours when everyone is running their A/C systems!
More Eco-Savvy Tips:
- Skip the plastic water bottles! Buy an aluminum bottle that you can reuse over and over!
- Already Eco-Savvy? Buy someone you know an aluminum water bottle or a few canvas shopping bags! It feels good to give.
- Getting your children involved in being Eco-Savvy is not only important for our environment, but also for teaching kids responsibility and confidence! When kids contribute to the household and help out--they feel important! This is the beginning of the development of their own self-esteem and self confidence.
- Don't let those eco-canvas-totes sit in your pantry or in the back of your car! Use them each time you go shopping. Some grocery stores provide a discount if you don't use their plastic bags--hey, every quarter counts! Plus, you're setting a cool green example!
- Buy reusable every chance you get!
- Go Paperless! Get all your bank and credit card statements, utility bills, and even Magazine subscriptions Online!
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