Don't Do Laundry During a Storm — The excess water could overwhelm the sewer system.
Don't Let the Tap Run — You can save up to 5 gallons of water each day by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.
Buy Local Fruits and Vegetables — support your local farmers.
Put on a Sweater — Move your thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter to save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
Go Fluorescent — Compact fluorescent light bulbs use a quarter of the electricity and last much longer.
Plant a Rain Garden — Perennial native species absorb excess runoff and reduce pollution.
Install a Rain Barrel — Rainwater is better for your lawn and garden than treated municipal water.
Take a Shorter Shower — Every minute in the shower equals 3 to 7 gallons of water used.
Compost Organic Waste — Yard waste and kitchen scraps create nutrient-rich humus.
Walk. Bike. Scoot. Skate. — Leave the car at home.
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