By putting into practice some easy changes, we can have cleaner air, healthier kids and even save yourself some money!
Leave your car at home twice a week and car pool.
Walk or take your bike for those short trips.
Plan out your errands and shopping trips so you drive less.
If you commute to work, ask if you can work from home some days.
Go outside and play! Limit your time watching TV and sitting in front of the computer. Go outside and discover how fun nature is.
That’s it. Pretty simple.
Save Some Money
Make your home more energy efficient.
Run your dishwasher only when it’s full.
Wash only full loads of laundry.
Take the energy savings a step further and dry your clothes outside.
Fix that leak! Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water each year, it’s like money down the drain.
Reduce / Reuse / Recycle
Compost it! Compost helps improve soil so it holds more water and plants grow better.
Take your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics to an electronics recycling center.
Keep reusable bags on your car seat. Some grocery stores even pay you when you bring in your own bags.
Don’t fertilize before a rain storm. Your fertilizer – along with your money – can just wash off your lawn and down the storm drain.
During hot weather, don’t top off your gas tank. Fuel up in the early morning or the evening when it’s cooler.
If you have a small yard, consider using a manual push mower. It’s great exercise for the kids.
Just some helpful ideas to consider.