-Green Tips

  • At home: Switch to Energy Star-rated CFL bulbs – they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs. Plus knock off $30 on your electric bill for each bulb over its lifetime.
  • At home: Install dimmer switches in living room and dinning rooms plus three bedrooms to dial down electricity fees about $37 a year.
  • At home: Replace old showerheads and save up to $45 a month on water bill for a family of four.
  • At home: Turn of electronics before you go to bed.
  • At home: Place a recycling box an arm’s length from your mail bin to toss any junk mail pronto.
  • At home: Pay bills online.
  • At home: Install a programmable thermostat, which can save an estimated $150 yearly.
  • At home: Upgrade two toilets made before 1992 to low-flow ones, and turn down water costs nearly $200 a year.
  • At work: Double up – Configure your office printer or copy machine to print two-sided.
  • At work: Put it to sleep – If you are away from the computer for more than 20 minutes, put it in sleep mode.
  • Running errands: BYOB – Bring your own reusable bag when you are shopping.
  • Green my ride: Slow down – driving 10 miles above 60 is like adding 50 cents to the price of gallon of gas.
  • Green my ride: Get pumped – Check tire pressure.
  • Green my ride: Air out – Replace air filters regularly.

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