Don’t cry over spilled milk—and don’t reach for a paper towel, either! Switch to cloth, to save money and help the environment. Keep clean cloths in a designated place—and paper towels out of sight. Americans use an estimated 15 billion pounds of paper towels each year—that’s a lot of money and a lot of trees. Read More
Install an ultra-low-flush toilet. About 40 percent of the water you use in your home gets flushed. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Fix water leaks as soon as you find them. A dripping faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons every day. And if that water’s not going where it’s supposed to, factor in fixing rotting floors and other expenses. To view more tips, Read More
Fix leaks and use water-efficient showerheads, toilets, and faucets. A leaky faucet can waste 2,700 gallons of water per year, and low-flow showerheads can cut water use by 50 to 70 percent.
Catching a cold is no fun. Help reduce the number of trees that are cut down by opting for a cloth handkerchief instead of tissue paper. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Single-serving coffee may be convenient, but they generate a lot of waste. Brew a large pot of coffee the old-fashioned way and store the extra in a thermos for later. Good for your wallet and the environment. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here. Read More
Line dry your laundry. Air-drying clothes can be as fast as machine-drying in hot, dry weather. It not only saves energy, it puts less wear and tear on your clothes – and you get that sun-dried scent that laundry detergents are trying (and failing) to achieve. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to Read More
When washing dishes, use a dishpan full of hot soapy water to soak and clean the dishes instead of constantly running the hot water. You can cut your water usage by two-thirds. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
To really turn off your electronics while you’re away so they aren’t using any energy, install a power strip and turn it off before you leave. TVs and computers use “standby power” even when they’re off, so they can come on quickly when you want to use them. Use power strips. To view more tips, Read More