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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.

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.

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.

Check the label

Check for the Energy Star label. Without the Energy Star label, manufacturer’s claims aren’t verified. Be sure you see the blue star label on bulbs you purchase.

Don’t forget the compost bin

Use a compost bin to turn your food and lawn wastes into rich mulch. It’s a great way to reduce your trash production, and next year you’ll have rich compost ready to go for spring planting.

Watch out for Gasoline Vapors

Gasoline vapors are harmful to you and the environment. Not only are they toxic to breathe, they contribute to ozone formation in the atmosphere. Since gasoline vapor production increases during the hot summer months, it is important to be careful when refueling your vehicle.