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Posted on: August 18, 2014

Tip for Turning Blue Jeans Green

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

Tips for Earth-Friendly Coffee Breaks

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Posted on: May 12, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 215

Food squandering is the largest component of solid waste in the U.S. The average American family dumps a standard of up to $2,275 worth of food each year. Reduce the waste in the environment and boost savings on daily... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 214

Many wireless carriers now offer incentives for recycling old devices. Trade-in or by-back programs can give promotion cards, account credit or store cards to customers. Check with your wireless provider to see how you can... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 213

Now more than ever, trees make a difference. Allocate an area in your yard and plant a native tree like the Sugar Maple, Northern Red Oak or White Oak in celebration of the many benefits trees provide to us every day.
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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Green Tip of the Week No. 212

Organic waste from yards and kitchens take up about 1/3 of the space in landfills, just the type of materials that can be used in composting.

Learn more about composting techniques by visiting http://www... Read on...

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...



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