10 Tips to Go Green at Home

Going green not only saves the planet but most often your money along with helping your community! Here are some tips to go green at home:

  1. Turn your computers off at night. Even on energy saving mode you are using a lot of energy.
  2. Turn off lights in the home when they are not being used. This alone can cut energy costs greatly.
  3. Take your own bags with you to the grocery store. You reduce the use of plastic, and  we all know how dangerous plastic is to the environment.
  4. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reduce the usage of packaged food items. Reuse scrap paper. Recycle old jars.
  5. Fix leaky faucets. This includes the toilet and the sinks in the home. Even a small leakage can cause good amount of wastage of water.
  6. Speaking of saving water: Cut the shower time in half and see your work into full swing!
  7. Keep your tires inflated. Tires that are low of pressure are going to cause more wear on the car and more harm to the environment.
  8. Pay all of your bills online. This will not only save you time but will also help to reduce paper wastage.
  9. Buy vegetables that are grown locally. Not only will they taste better they also help you go green and reduce the use of paper, plastics and shipping material.
  10. Start your own vegetable garden! Learn more about our composting class and check out Penn State’s online gardener’s class.

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