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4 Easy Green Living Tips

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1. Conserve Energy

Turn off or unplug anything you aren’t using including:

  • Appliances
  • Lights
  • Your idling car

Wash clothes in warm or cold water and always rinse in cold

2. Conserve Water

  • Take 3-minute (or less) showers. Time yourself. See how efficient you can be!
  • Wash dishes by hand or run the dishwasher only when it is full. Scrape plates vs. rinsing in advance

3. Conserve Land

  • Recycle every scrap of paper, newspaper, cardboard and junk mail as well as every plastic, glass or aluminum container
  • Compost food scraps whenever possible
  • Pledge to never throw anything in a landfill – at home or outside the home — that can be recycled, and then recycle
  • Purchase items that make recycling easier, not harder
  • Set a goal of only one 10-gallon kitchen trash bag per week per family of four

4. Conserve Cash

  • Say NO to bottled water. Drink filtered or tap water from a glass or reusable water bottle
  • Set your thermostat to 65 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 72 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.  Set your water heater to 120 degrees
Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill founded Sister Eden in order to inspire people to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives. Before that, she produced special events for 16 years and educated her colleagues about how to make their events more sustainable. In addition to being an online media personality and producer of videos, Lori is a speaker, writer, activist, wife, mom, and plant eater just trying to do the right thing and make a difference in the world. You can often find her walking her rescue dog Dolly while picking up trash in her Takoma Park neighborhood where Sister Eden has adopted a spot.
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