Everyday Green Tips

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Ban the single-use plastic bag

Around the country and around the world, from Aspen, Colorado to Seattle, Washington to Delhi, India, communities are making a choice and banning single-use plastic grocery bags. Reducing these single-use items can decrease our resource consumption and energy use. In 2009, the United States used 102 billion plastic bags, an enormous amount of fossil fuel resources were required to make those bags which consume extravagant ...more »

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Lunchbox Project

Ordering lunch to-go in your own, reusable container (like Tupperware) can prevent a ton of plastic waste from ending up in landfills, gutters, and the ocean. 93% of plastic in the U.S. is NOT recycled, but rather ends up in the landfill. The Lunchbox Project is simple and effortless. Leave a reusable container at the office and there’s no forgetting. The Lunchbox Project promotes your local economy by encouraging people ...more »

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Grass clippings

Mix grass clippings with equal parts shredded newspaper, keep moist and "toss" frequently for a compost salad mulch to sprinkle around and nutufe your garden.

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Turn off lights, radios. fans

Offices and showrooms should turn off lights etc. in sections where these are not required and when the working hours.

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Judiciously use the 5 P's; Embrace the 5 R's Rule-Rajiv Sinha

Judiciously use the 5 P's (Petrol, Paper, Plastic, Power, Potable Water)

Embrace the 5 R's (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Be Responsible, Refuse).

 

Rajiv Sinha: Griffith University Prof.

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5 Things to operate your car eco-friendly

Five easy and quick ways to make sure your car runs a little more eco-friendly! 1. Proper tire inflation. Keeping your tires properly inflated will allow your car to track down the road evenly and safely. Less drag from under inflated tires. 2. Clean filters. Change your air filter and fuel filters at regular intervals. Your engine needs clean air to breathe and clean gas to burn. Efficiency comes from both. 3. Run ...more »

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Encouraging Bike to Work

My number one reason for cycling to work is that it’s fun. My route includes a long stretch of a bike trail nestled above the Potomac river, where instead of a crowded metro car or traffic I enjoy early morning scenes of mist rising off the water, local crew teams gliding in rhythm to the “stroke, stroke, stroke” of the coxswain, and the occasional glimpse of a beaver or other critter. But there are plenty of other ...more »

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Menstrual Cup - healthy and economical

What is the Menstrual Cup? Originally developed in 1937, the menstrual cup is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid directly. It is a cost-saving and eco-friendly alternative to menstrual pads or sanitary towels. Made of latex, silicone or TPE, the cup is reusable and designed to last for up to 10 years. How to use the Menstrual Cup Wash your hands well Insert the clean and folded cup ...more »

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Please add "I am already doing this" along with "I agree" and "I disagree" because most of the ideas are already submitted.

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Give up plastic utensils

Use regular silverware or the new, lightweight (easy to carry) bamboo utensils. Takes less than a minute to clean your utensils and saves so much for the planet.

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Home Biogas

Home-scale anaerobic digesters produce more energy than solar panels anytime day or night, rain or shine while generating high-quality fertilizer for local food security and diverting organic waste from landfills. Biogas is the same as fossil natural gas only instead of taking 65 million years to make, we can make it every day in our own backyards, enjoying energy independence and security while improving the environment. ...more »

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Install solar panels and drive an electric car

Solar panels on my house produce more than enough energy for my car and my household electric needs. Compared to the cost of gas, I'm saving money. See how much:

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