Green Tips

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Don’t Kill That Spider

There are an estimated 40,000 species of spiders, and they all eat insects. They’re an important part of the food web and provide natural pest control.

Enjoy Natural Light

Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can—open your curtains and enjoy natural light.

Turn off your computer

Don’t leave your computer on when not in use. Even in “sleep” mode, your computer is wasting energy and costing you money.

Plant an herb garden

Plant an herb garden.  It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.

Air dry your dishes

Don’t use the dishwasher’s drying setting; let dishes air dry instead. Open the door to dry the dishes more quickly.

Visit your local resale shop to find unique fashions without breaking the bank. Places like Goodwill, Salvation Army and Buffalo Exchange have unique items at low prices, and keep clothing out of landfills.

BYOM

Have everyone bring in their own mug from home, or purchase some mugs, cups, cutlery, plates and bowls for the office. There’s also something to be said for having a few comforts from home in your workspace.

Buy energy efficient

Refrigerators and freezer units account for 1/6 of a home’s energy use. Select energy-efficient models when buying replacements.

Go biodegradable

Bag your pooch’s poop with biodegradable bags instead of plastic grocery bags.

Take a look at how you are using energy

Optimizing the energy settings for computers and other devices can be more than a modest energy saver.