1 ) Switch to low-energy compact florescent light bulbs (CFL’s). They last up to 10 times as long as regular light bulbs.
2) Unplug your phone charger - it draws energy just by being plugged into the power outlet.
3 ) Clean the lint filter in your dryer regularly. A dirty filter uses up to 30% more energy to dry clothes.
4) Reheat leftovers in a microwave or toaster oven. They use less energy than conventional ovens.
5) Conserve energy by setting your fridge to 37 degrees.
6) Save water by running only a fully-loaded dishwasher - not a half-full one.
7) Use a reusable sponge or dish towel to clean up spills rather than paper towels.
8) Purchase razors with replaceable cartridges instead of disposable razors that can’t be reused.
9) Don’t toss gift bags in the trash - reduce waste by reusing them year to year.
10) Print on both sides of the paper.
11) Make a habit of turning off the lights and/or TV when you leave a room - you’ll save energy and lower you electric bill.
12) Keep recycling - recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
13) Shop at thrift stores instead of buying new, you’ll save resources and energy on what it would have taken to make new products.
14) Buy clothing made out organic cotton, which isn’t grown with harmful and toxic pesticides that pollute the environment.
15) Purchase items with the smallest packaging.
16) Instead of using the dryer, try a drying rack. You will save electricity and your jeans won’t shrink.
17) Bring your own tote bag to stores when you shop - an estimated 100 billion plastic bags end up in landfills every year.
18) Reduce garbage by using utensils that can be washed instead of tossing out plastic ones.
19) Shut down you computer, sleep mode requires more energy.
20) Plant peace lilies - they absorb toxins and clean up the air.
21) Ride your bike or walk whenever you can to reduce pollution, save fuel, and stay fit.
22) When grabbing food on the run, take only the minimum number of napkins and plastic utensils you’ll need.
23) Save paper by using a dry erase board instead of Post-it notes when you need to jot something down.
24) Choose ground delivery when shopping online - it can be six times more energy efficient than overnight and you’ll save money.
25) Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth and save two gallons of water every minute.
26) Plastic water bottles take a lot of energy to make, so get a reusable bottle and refill it with filtered tap water.
27) Use rechargeable batteries instead of throwing away old ones, which can leak toxins into the ground.
28) Pay your monthly bills online and save paper.
29) Shorten your shower by two minutes and you’ll conserve about 10 gallons of water.
30) Vote - educate yourself about where candidates stand on environmental issues.
31) Selling back your text books saves paper needed to make new ones.
32) Use a low-flow shower-head and you can save 500 gallons of water per week.
33) Save energy by washing clothes with cold water.
34) Cold? Put on a sweater instead of turning on the thermostat.
35) Make sure your tires are inflated properly - you waste more gas if they’re not.