Help the Environment

Use a reusable water bottle

Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose.When water bottles are buried underground or in a pile of trash, it takes up to 1,000 years for them to biodegrade. If everybody used a reusable water bottle, 26 billion water bottles could be saved from landfills annually.

Bring your own grocery bag

An estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from ingesting plastic. One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment.

Change your Light Bulb

If every U.S. household replaced just one regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, it would prevent 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the equivalent of taking 7.5 million cars off the road. Compact fluorescent light bulbs also generate 70 percent less heat, so they are safer.

Use less Napkins

If everyone in the U.S. used one less napkin a day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year. Using washable napkins is a good alternate to paper napkins.

Take Shorter shower

Every two minutes you save on your shower can conserve more than ten gallons of water. If everyone in the country saved just one gallon from their daily shower, over the course of the year it would save millions of gallons of water being taken from the Great Lakes.