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2.03.2012

Easy Tips for Saving $ by Going Green!

Try switching some, if not all, your lightbulbs to CFLs. They may cost more upfront, but CFLs last longer and save a ton of energy.

Drink from a reusable water bottle instead of plastic disposable bottles.
Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot. You can use Tide Coldwater laundry detergent which is specially formulated for cold water conditions so you can save energy and money when you switch loads to cold.

Turn off lights when you leave the room. Open your curtains and enjoy natural light during the day!

Save gas money and drive the speed limit! Combine all your errands for the week in one trip.

Turn off your computer at night.

Support local restaurants that use food derived less than 100 miles away.

Unplug unused chargers and appliances – the energy used is called “vampire” or “phantom” energy.


Repurpose something- Could your old sports T-Shirts be used as kitchen rags or an awesome bag?

Repurpose glass jars as leftover containers and bulk storage.

Bring reusable bags when you go shopping and eliminate plastic bags. They are usually sturdier and can hold more items. First 10 people to email Crystal at barric@penair.org will receive an awesome Pen Air Patrol reusuable tote!

Have more tips? Email my2cents@penair.org!

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