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Switch to green power at your utility company

Reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Many utility companies offer a "green power" option, which typically refers to electricity supplied from...
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Switch out the bulbs to LEDs or CFLs

This is one of the easiest things you can do to seriously reduce your energy consumption and your home's carbon footprint. LEDs are fast overtaking...
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Caulk or seal up window cracks and air leaks

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

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

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

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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Repurpose everyday items into beautiful and functional creations

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

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

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...
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For just one week, consider what you can do without

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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