Go Green to Save Green
It's simple: Saving energy and water saves money, as well as helps the environment. But going green doesn't mean spending lots of green. Simple and cost-effective retrofits such as replacing light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or installing a free high-efficiency showerhead can go a long way. Take the first step. Commit to some --or all --of the actions on the list below and watch your savings in both money and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions add up.
Call to ACTION:
Carbon Offset Savings
Increase cooling temperature by 3 degrees
Turn water off while brushing teeth
Replace 10 incandescent bulbs with CFLs
Install a programmable thermostat
Replace home air conditioning filter once a month
Plug appliances that use standby settings into a power strip & turn off when not in use
Keep car tuned-up and tires properly inflated
Use a rain barrel to water your lawn instead of sprinklers
Recycle every Sunday newspaper
Install a low flow shower head
Reduce shower time by 2 minutes
Install a motion detector for an outdoor light
Decrease water heater temperature by 20 degrees (120°F)
Limit the time you run your pool pump (no more than 6 hours a day)
Turn off your ceiling fan when you leave the room
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