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Paint Your Roof White

Nov 25, 2010
One of the easiest ways to green your roof is to paint it white. This affordable home-improvement trick earned the support of Energy Secretary...
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Play a trick on your toilet-tank

Nov 25, 2010
Low-flow showerheads and dual-flush toilets are wonderful, but what if you want to save water in the bathroom without having to install something...
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Put your pet's number two in its place

Nov 25, 2010
Everyone does it and so do our pets. When walking your dog, please pick up with a biodegradable poop bag so your dog's waste doesn't live in a...
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Use washable cleaning rags, dish sponges and napkins

Nov 25, 2010
Throwing away paper products like napkins and paper towels is such a waste -- filling up landfills and taking trees. We bought cheap and attractive...
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Vinegar, baking soda and hot water are your friends

Nov 25, 2010
Baking soda cleans, deodorizes, softens water and scours (say goodbye to Comet!). Vinegar cuts grease and removes mildew, odors, some stains and...
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Don't rinse plates; scrape food off instead. Most dishwashers remove food residues and pre-rinsing can waste as much as 20 gallons per load

Nov 25, 2010
After a large meal at home, opening up the tap to rinse away food residues can seem like the quickest way to flush the remains down the garbage...
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Only run the dishwasher on full loads. No matter how efficient your washer is, running it half full wastes twice the water. Load up.

Nov 25, 2010
Dishwashers have become much more efficient over the last decade, with new EPA Energy Star-rated machines using as little as three gallons per load...
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Don't pay to heat the outdoors. Seal and insulate your home to keep warm air inside. You could save up to $400 annually

Nov 25, 2010
Most people can handle sealing jobs if they have good quality caulk (i.e, not too watery) and learn to handle a caulk gun. Weather stripping is...
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Fix leaky toilets, they can waste an extra 200 gallons of fresh water every day

Nov 25, 2010
Toilets can be the greatest water waster in a home, and inefficient toilets can use up to 20 gallons a day. But if the toilet is leaking water, the...
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Switch to a low flow showerhead. Choose one that "aerates the water" and you can keep up the pressure while halving water use

Nov 25, 2010
Using less water in the shower saves you the expense of heating it while also helping stave off drought, a serious problem, particularly in the...
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