• Unplug non-critical electrical
items (such as hairdryers and power chargers) when they’re
not in use. It’s a simple way to reduce energy
consumption and energy bills.
• Recycle electronics such as computers and DVD
players. “eCycling” reduces pollution from
hazardous elements inside electronics and recycles natural
resources such as copper and gold.
• When cleaning, forego paper towel and other
disposable materials for washable, reusable materials
– even consider reusing old t-shirts as rags.
• Transport and store food in reusable containers
to reduce packaging waste.
• Instead of paper invites and cards, choose
emails, evites and ecards, and consider opting in for
electronic statements and online bill pay.
• Turn today’s news into tomorrow’s
treasure by recycling newspapers. Or collect and donate
newspapers to other organizations that can use them,
such as the local animal shelter (which lines animals’
cages with paper).
• Use electronic storage instead of paper files
to save paper and space.
• Spend the afternoon picking up litter in your
• The next time you go to the store, bring a
cloth shopping bag.
• Collect gently used and unwanted toys and games
to donate to a children’s charity for others to
• Open the blinds instead of turning on a lamp
to reduce energy consumption.
• It is important that we preserve what we can,
because a culture without its natural resources will
eventually die out.
• Take advantage of the sun by exploring ways
you can use solar energy to power electronics.
• Shut down computers when they’re not
in use to conserve energy.
• When you brush your teeth, turn off the water
to reduce water waste.
• Print pages double-sided to reduce paper usage.
• Replace light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs
to conserve energy and save money on energy bills.
• Show your appreciation for trees by planting