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Caulk or seal up window cracks and air leaks

Nov 25, 2010
Fact: The amount of heat escaping through cracks in the average house is equivalent to having an open window year-round. No matter how well your...
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Swap Out Your Plastic Food Containers for Glass or Stainless Steel

Nov 25, 2010
Polycarbonate plastic food containers are made with BPA which has been under fire lately for its ability to mimic female hormones in the body ...
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Install a programmable thermostat

Nov 25, 2010
Whether you're a renter or a home owner, if you pay for your heat and have a thermostat you can control, then installing a programmable thermostat...
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Get a power strip to reduce vampire energy

Nov 25, 2010
Did you know that your plugged-in electronics and appliances continue to suck electricity even when they're turned off? A central power strip is a...
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Maintain correct tire pressure

Nov 25, 2010
If everyone in the U.S. maintained correct tire pressure, total U.S. carbon emissions would be reduced by 0.3 percent. Keeping your car tires pu...

Get a tune up and replace the air filter

Nov 25, 2010
If everyone in the U.S. got a regular tune-up and replaced their car's air filter, total U.S. emissions would fall by more than 0.9 percent. Fre...

Repurpose everyday items into beautiful and functional creations

Nov 25, 2010
Reusing and upcycling is the most efficient method of disposal. Instead of discarding objects, think of how to reincorporate them into your life....

Green your luxuries

Nov 25, 2010
Decadence need not be wasteful! Conserve energy with a gravity-powered solar water heater for a solar-powered outdoor shower, solar-powered light...
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Stop wasting food

Nov 25, 2010
Food often travels so far to get to your plate. It's a real energy drain if it goes in the trash. Reorganize the pantry, reduce leftovers with...

For just one week, consider what you can do without

Nov 25, 2010
Small life experiments can help make big changes. Set a goal, make it fun, talk to others about it, and incorporate what you learned onward. Check...

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