- DRYER LINT
- SHARE YOUR MAGAZINES
- FILE YOUR TAXES ELECTRONICALLY
- DONATE OLD NEWSPAPERS
- TAKE YOUR OWN MUG
- WASH IN COLD OR WARM
- RETHINK BOTTLED WATER
- BRUSH WITHOUT RUNNING
Stop throwing away your dryer lint! Put it in the backyard for the birds...they use it to feather their nests.
Read them then pass them on. Goodwill, the Kidney Foundation and other used goods collection agencies will usually accept them. You can also pass them along to a doctor's office for the waiting room.
To cut back on paper usage. Look into having your tax forms emailed to you instead of mailed as well.
To animal shelters and take your plastic shopping bags back to participating grocery stores. Better yet, purchase cloth or canvas grocery bags and skip that part altogether.
To the coffee shop...some shops will even give you a discount for bringing your own cup.
If all the households in the U.S. switched from hot-hot cycle to warm-cold, we could save the energy compar- arable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day. Only launder when you have a full load.
Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and possibly your health. The EPA's standards for tap water are more stringent than the FDA's standards for bottled water.
You've heard this one before, but maybe you still do it. You'll conserve up to five gallons per day if you stop. Daily savings in the U.S. alone could add up to 1.5 billion gallons--more water than folks use in the Big Apple.