10 Ways to be Greener and Save Money

Wanted to give everyone a refresher of last years post on this day – August 19, 2008.

1. Decorate your home with houseplants. They remove volatile organic compounds(VOC) from the air.

2. Always clean out the lint filter of the dryer. A dirty lint filter causes your dryer to use 30% more energy.

3. Switch from paper towels to sponges. One sponge can last the equivalent of 17 rolls of paper towels. Zap the sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes each week to get rid of germs.

4. Say no to catalogs. Check out the statistics at Bird on a Wire.

5. Save energy and set your wash cycle to cold. You can save up to $63 a year.

6. Try to shave 2 minutes off your shower. Even a 5 minute shower uses 10-25 gallons of water.

7. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. They use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

8. Plug all your appliances into a power strips and turn off the power strip at nights to save energy.

9. Invest in a programmable thermostat. This can save $150 a year on energy costs.

10. Change the air filter in your car once a year. This will help you get better gas mileage, making your travels cheaper in the long run.

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10 Ways To Be Greener and Save Money

1. Decorate your home with houseplants. They remove volatile organic compounds(VOC) from the air.

2. Always clean out the lint filter of the dryer. A dirty lint filter causes your dryer to use 30% more energy.

3. Switch from paper towels to sponges. One sponge can last the equivalent of 17 rolls of paper towels. Zap the sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes each week to get rid of germs.

4. Say no to catalogs. Check out the statistics at Bird on a Wire.

5. Save energy and set your wash cycle to cold. You can save up to $63 a year.

6. Try to shave 2 minutes off your shower. Even a 5 minute shower uses 10-25 gallons of water.

7. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. They use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

8. Plug all your appliances into a power strips and turn off the power strip at nights to save energy.

9. Invest in a programmable thermostat. This can save $150 a year on energy costs.

10. Change the air filter in your car once a year. This will help you get better gas mileage, making your travels cheaper in the long run.

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