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Get a reusable water bottle

It takes over 24 gallons of water to make just 1 plastic water bottle. Bringing your own will save you money and save energy. There is energy used to produce the bottle, pump the water, and gasoline to drive the bottle to wherever you purchase it. Here is some more information on just how much… Continue Reading

Turn Off the Computer If You Won’t Be Using It

375 lbs CO2 Per Year $30 Savings Per Year Short Description Though there is a small surge in energy when a computer starts up, this small amount of energy is still less than the energy used when a computer is running for long periods of time Long Description From http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/energy-efficient-computer-use   If you wonder when… Continue Reading

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

0 lbs CO2 Per Year $0 Savings Per Year Short Description Use products low in chemicals to avoid toxic contamination within your home. Long Description Using Eco-Friendly cleaning products will reduce toxins around your home, and help you to create a healthier living atmosphere. The best eco-friendly cleaning products are probably already in your pantry.… Continue Reading

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  6352 lbs CO2 Per Year $0 Savings Per Year Short Description Recycle your glass, paper and plastic daily! Long Description Waste pollutes and costs our community lots of money and space! There are many ways to produce less waste:   Reduce the amount and toxicity of trash you throw away and reuse containers and… Continue Reading

Laptop vs Desktop – Which One Wins?

0 lbs CO2 Per Year $204.60 Savings Per Year Short Description Laptops are a great computer choice since they use less energy than desktops! Long Description What type of computer do you use? Laptop? Desktop? You might want to consider purchasing a laptop as your next computer. A laptop is a great computer choice because… Continue Reading

Use Paperless Books

  200 lbs CO2 Per Year $500 Savings Per Year Short Description Using electronic books as opposed to paper ones can help reduce the amount of trees cut down to make paper, as well as put some extra money in your pocket (paer books are more expensive!) Long Description Using electronic books as opposed to… Continue Reading

What Do the Stickers on Your Fruit and Vegetables Mean?

by Patrick Morency Those stickers on your produce are more than little nuisances to be peeled off and occasionally bit into by accident.The numbers on the stickers are called PLU numbers, and they contain very important information regarding how your fruit and vegetables are grown. PLU stands for “price look-up” number. The PLU system is… Continue Reading

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