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Rethink gift wrap

Dec 13, 2010
If Martha Stewart can do it, you can too! Check out her stylish eco-friendly wrapping jobs here and then go hunting for paper to recycle into your...

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...

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...

Switch to a plant-based diet.

Dec 8, 2010
The diet-related carbon footprint of the average omnivore is about 4.1 metric tons of carbon per year. The average vegan has a diet-related carbon...

Get a wood fired water heater.

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

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...

Stop eating meat.

Dec 7, 2010
A top cause for production, heart disease, and a fat America. Lower carbon footprint and out-of-control medical costs all in one "tip."

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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...

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...

Make sun tea.

Dec 6, 2010
Harness the sun to brew your own tea, year round. Use a clean glass container, cleaned with hot soapy water. Only brew the tea for 3-4 hours....