going green

Elle, Tom, Matt & Megan

GOING GREEN

Going green isn't just turning the lights off when you leave the room its about reducing your carbon footprint through your daily life.


here are 10 tips on how to save energy and go green!

1. Plant an herb garden. It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.


2. Switch all your lightbulbs to CFLs (or at least switch a few).


3. Create a homemade compost bin for $15.


4. Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label).5. Stop using disposable bags. Order some reusable bags—my favorites are Flip & Tumble. Or, make your own—they’re insanely easy.


5. Stop using disposable bags. Order some reusable bags—my favorites are Flip & Tumble. Or, make your own—they’re insanely easy.6. Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. Then watch The Story of Bottled Water, a short movie about the bottled water phenomena.


6. Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. Then watch The Story of Bottled Water, a short movie about the bottled water phenomena.


7. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.


8. Turn off lights when you leave the room.


9. Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can—open your curtains and enjoy natural light.


10. Drive the speed limit, and combine all your errands for the week in one trip.