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Rent a tree for the holidays.

Dec 14, 2010
Instead of buying a tree that's been freshly cut or buying an artificial tree, try looking for alternatives in your community. For example, in...
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Stop your dishwasher when it goes into drying mode.

Dec 8, 2010
We use the dishwasher a lot and most of them don't do much of the drying in the drying cycle but use a lot of energy. I generally stop it when it...
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Wear weather appropriate clothes at home.

Dec 8, 2010
I see a lot of people not wearing warm clothes inside the home and then cranking up the heater which is an energy hog. Wear as much warm cloths as...
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Get a wood fired water heater.

Dec 7, 2010
I build wood fired hot water heaters out of discarded gas hot water heaters. See www.fcpj.org for a video. As you can see from the video its not a...
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Collect kitchen scraps for compost.

Dec 7, 2010
I made a scrap fabric sleeve to hang in the kitchen in which I store plastic produce bags from the supermarket. I place one as a liner inside a...
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Convert your toilet to dual flush.

Dec 6, 2010
There are dual flush conversion kits that are very affordable and easy to install, it cost me $15 and 15 minutes. They turn your toilet handle into...
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Wait for greener TVs - they're coming out soon!

Dec 6, 2010
TVs and home theater electronics have quietly replaced refrigerators as the biggest consumer of household electricity. Newer TVs are becoming more...
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Switch to rotary push lawnmowers.

Dec 6, 2010
Gas power mowers and blowers spew out 5% of our air pollution - some estimates are much higher in metro areas. Buy a rotary for in between cutting...
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Use LED Holiday Lights.

Dec 6, 2010
LED lights consume 88% less energy, last years longer, and are marginally more expensive than incandescent mini lights. You'll recover your upfront...
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Take a shower with a bucket.

Dec 6, 2010
Put a bucket in your shower to collect the water used to get hot water to the shower and the water you use while showering. If you take long...
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