1. Switch to energy efficient light bulbs.
2. Drive less and carpool or use public transportation more.
3. Save water by turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, taking shorter showers, and reusing your bath water for watering plants (you can even buy a bucket to collect it!).
4. Recycle: plastics, paper, glass and metal cans, used motor oil and batteries… if it comes in a box or bag, recycle it!
5. Use less heat and air conditioning by putting on a sweater instead of turning up the thermostat when you’re cold; turning down the heat when you leave the room; opening windows instead of using air conditioning during warm weather; covering windows with insulation during the winter months; turning off lights when not in use; wearing an extra layer of clothing in cold weather instead of turning up your thermostat… anything that saves energy also saves money!
6. Plant trees: each year about 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide are taken out of the atmosphere by trees—that’s twice as much as all cars, trucks and airplanes combined! Planting trees can help reduce global warming because they absorb carbon dioxide from