Green Eco-Friendly Lifestlye



Green Your Home!

• Reuse your water bottle. Each day, 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away!
• Buy products that use recyclable materials whenever possible.
• Turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room.
• Unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not using it.
• Turn off energy strips and surge protectors when not in use (especially overnight).
• Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. You'll find more on energy- efficient products
and practices at Energy Star
• Get green power for your home. Click here
• Get off junk mail lists. Click here
• Go paperless. Consider reading your newspaper and magazine subscriptions online.
• Switch to electronic banking and credit card payments.
• Use plastic bags for small trashcan liners.
• Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. Some store even give you discounts.
• Make homemade cleaning products. Get some recipes here
• Use cloth napkins instead of paper
• Start composting in your back yard or on your rooftop.
• Buy foods locally.
• Collect rainwater, and use it to water your houseplants and garden.
• Do full loads of laundry and set the rinse cycle to “cold.”
• Use low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets for water conservation.
• Limit the length of your showers.
• Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth.
• Fix leaky faucets
• Donate items to thrift stores

Go Green at Work!
• Carpool: Start a carpooling program or encourage employees to take public transportation
• Recycle: It might sound unbelievable but there are companies out there who don't.
• Reduce Paper: The average office worker uses approximately 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year.
• Go electronic. Route faxes, memos, and newsletters via email.
• Set your printer to print double-sided.
• Make double-sided copies when possible. Preview documents before printing.
• For more paper reduction tips click here.
• Buy Plants: Plants not only make your office look nicer but as they absorb airborne pollutants and negative ions from computers, whilst emitting oxygen. Plant waste like bark and leaves can also be recycled and used as garden mulch.
• Use Energy Star-rated lightbulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy
• Turn off your computer when you leave the office
• Use remanufactured ink and toner cartridges
• Turn lights off when leaving your office or conference room
• Purchase green energy
• Use reusable mugs or cups at the coffee station or water cooler