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Posted on: April 14, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 211

After washing your car at home, turn the hose off. Instead of washing down your driveway or other cemented areas, use a broom to sweep away extra residue.

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 210

Set rain buckets outside your home to catch as much rain water for the next time your plants need to be watered. This way you save a little on your water bill and your plants get water richer in nitrogen and other natural... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 209

Those plastic bottles of water in the supermarket are very enticing. However, it takes 4 oz. of gasoline to get you 8 oz. of store bought water from shipping to the petroleum in the plastic bottle. Why not just turn on the... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Green Tip of the week No. 208

During warmer weather, hang your clothing on a clothesline. You will save money by not running the drier and eliminate a source of indoor heat.

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 207

Many harmful effects of harsh chemical cleaners are now coming to light. Try to purchase green cleaning supplies with natural ingredients. Look for cleaners that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and not made from petroleum.

Posted on: March 10, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 206

There are many ways to go paperless. Many banks, credit card companies, and utilities now offer paperless billing. Not only will you save trees, but also you can save unnecessary bank fees.

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 205

Time to change the light bulb? Consider buying LED light bulbs. Despite higher cost, they last 35-50 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75% less energy.

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 204

Although single serving-sized packaged foods such as yogurt, pudding, granola bars, soft drinks etc. seem convenient for eating-on-the-go; their packages produce more waste than the larger size containers. Avoid excess... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 203

There are many items people don’t know how to recycle. To find out how to recycle items such as hazardous waste, florescent light bulbs, and propane tanks click on the link below.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 202

Besides recycling for the sake of the environment, there are economic factors to consider. Every item recycled saves money for the city by reducing garbage transportation costs. Also, there is a potential one hundred dollar... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 201

A cheap way to reduce heat transfer through windows is to cover them with saran wrap. Here is a tutorial on how to do it. http://blog.myenergy.com/2012/10/12/shrink-wrapping-your-windows-for-winter/ Also you can buy kits at... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 200

The truth is, idling the car will not get your car warmed up any faster than simply driving it will. In fact, your car warms up faster once you begin to drive! 15 seconds is enough time to get the oil circulating throughout... Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 199

An open fireplace damper will release heat from your home. Keep your damper closed at all times when the fireplace is not in use.

Posted on: January 13, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 198

Going on a vacation anytime soon? Consider staying at a hotel that is environmentally friendly. Green hotels offer all the services that regular hotels offer only they do so in a sustainable manner. A few of the sustainable... Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 197

Make a resolution to be more environmentally friendly. Not only will you be a steward for earth, but also save money.

Posted on: December 30, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 196

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple and adopt that old Great Depression fixture - the draft snake, which you can easily make yourself. Just place a rolled... Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 195

If your home is leaky, you’re losing money because a drafty home is an energy inefficient home. Caulk and seal all leaky windows and doors and keep the cold out this winter.

Posted on: December 16, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 193

Join Recyclebank and earn discounts at local stores, get free magazines subscriptions and more. Recyclebank rewards people for learning about sustainability with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national... Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 192

One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” —U.S. Department of Agriculture

Posted on: December 2, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 191

You can discard your unwanted prescription medications at the Eastchester Police Department. Pursuant to a County grant, there is a receptacle for old/expired medications located in the Police Department waiting area on the... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 190

You don’t have to just receive e-bills, but you can generate them, too. There are a number of free invoicing software options systems you can use to e-mail your invoices. You can save on paper, ink, and storage space all at... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 189

Creating and delivering a phone book requires energy, fuel, paper and other resources that can all be saved in advance. Just visit the National Yellow Pages consumer choice opt-out site, https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com and... Read on...

Posted on: November 11, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 188

Now is a good time to turn down your sprinkler system for the cold season. If you live in an apartment, remind the management to turn down the building's sprinkler system. Water is a precious resource in all seasons.

Posted on: November 4, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 187

Eliminating paper receipts is a great way to cut waste. Many stores now offer the option of having your receipt emailed to you, and this little step can add up to big savings for the planet. Switching to digital receipts in... Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 185

Installing an under-the-sink water filter can eliminate spending on bottled water. Bottled water costs an average of 12 times as much per gallon as filtered water. A family of four can save up to $2,500 annually by switching... Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 184

In many areas, winter winds come from the north. Plant evergreen trees on the north side of your home to help block the wind. Plant deciduous trees on the other sides of your home. That way, during the summer, their leaves... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 183

Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national busineses. Recyclebank empowers individuals to make a... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 182

7.5% of our waste stream consists of plastic film such as supermarket bags. Bring your own reusable bags with you to the store and be sure to put all your old plastic bags in the supermarket plastic bag recycling bin.

Posted on: September 23, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 181

If you leave your cell phone charger plugged in all the time, up to 95% of the energy it consumes will go to waste. Unplug your charger when not in use and don’t charge your cell phone overnight. It only takes a couple of... Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 180

If you have an old toilet. you can save water with an easy trick. Take an empty two-liter soda bottle, wash it out, fill it with water, screw the cap on tightly and set it into your toilet tank, as far away from the flapper... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 179

Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 178

Keep shades and blinds shut to keep the sun out and rooms cooler. Cooler rooms save you money and require less air conditioning.

Posted on: August 26, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 177

The easiest -- and cheapest -- way to keep toxins out of your home is to take your shoes off before stepping inside. We track so much of the dirt in our homes from outside, and with that comes a host of contaminants, such as... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 176

Landscaping is a natural way to shade your house. Well placed trees and shrubs save on air conditioning costs and can add to the value of your property. Trees also help prevent flooding and erosion and lower greenhouse gases... Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 175

Topping off the gas tank can result in your paying for gasoline that is fed back into the station's tanks because your gas tank is full. You need extra room in your gas tank to allow the gasoline to expand. If you top off... Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 174

Dust light fixtures regularly. A heavy coat of dust can block up to 50 percent of the light output.

Posted on: July 29, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 173

Clean the lint screen on the dryer every time you use the machine. A clogged lint screen uses up to 30 percent more energy.

Posted on: July 22, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 172

The best times to water the garden are the early morning and the evening. Water evaporates more slowly when it is cooler, so more water will get to the plants and less will be wasted. If rain is expected, be sure to turn off... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 171

7.5% of our waste stream consists of plastic film such as supermarket bags. Large supermarkets are now required by law to recycle plastic bags. Remember to bring your own bags with you; it really does make a difference... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 170

Skip the individually packaged drinks and opt for coolers filled with your favorite party beverages. For food storage and leftovers, pack reusable tins and canisters.

Posted on: July 1, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 169

According to the National Wildlife Federation: Approximately 50-70 percent of our residential water is used for landscaping, most of it to water lawns. So water your lawn sparingly. Be sure not to water your lawn during or... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 168

New Rochelle’s 2012 recycling rate was just 44% and that includes yard waste, bulk metal and industrial waste. We can do better! Take care to recycle all your paper and commingled waste. For a handy reminder of what is... Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 167

For the first time, New Rochelle will have two Farmer’s Markets, one on Fridays and one on Saturdays. The Saturday Farmer’s Market will be at Library Green beginning Saturday June 1. The Friday Farmer’s Market will be at... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 166

Come and bring your neighbors and friends to our Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em demonstration at City Hall on Wednesday evening June 12 at 7 p.m. Learn how to enhance the nutrition of your lawn and save time and money by shredding... Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 165

Join us at City Hall on Wednesday evening June 12 at 7 p.m. for a live demonstration of mulching. The benefits of leaf and grass mulching (shredding in place) include:
• A healthy property: Mulching recycles nutrients into... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 164

Plants native to Westchester County are hardy and adapt to our local weather extremes. Once established, they are usually low maintenance. They do not need pesticides or fertilizers so they are good for the environment.... Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 163

Don’t toss your wine corks into the trash. They are great as mulch for your garden beds. Just grind them up in your blender and place them in the beds to retard weeds and hold water. Alternatively, get crafty and glue them... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 162

Bike to Work Day is May 17th. Get some exercise and reduce your carbon footprint by biking to work or just for fun. Check out bikenyc.org for biking innovations coming to NY and Bike to Work Day celebrations.

Posted on: May 6, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 161

Painting is a quick and easy way to redecorate. When you start selecting colors, choose only low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or no VOC paint. Avoid most latex and oil-based paints to eliminate toxins released into the... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No.160

Save money and energy when you recycle your old, inefficient freezer or second refrigerator. Here's how:
• Con Edison will pick up your freezer or second refrigerator at a time that is convenient for you, and give you... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2013

Green Tip of the Week No. 159

The White Plains Take It or Leave It shed is a place to bring your perfectly good, but no longer wanted items – instead of throwing them away! And while you’re there, browse the cast-offs other Westchester residents left to... Read on...



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