Home Improvement

Why Should I Brush My Teeth Without Running Water?

By | 2015-10-09T14:05:12+00:00 September 9th, 2015|

You've heard this one before, but maybe you still do it. You'll conserve up to five gallons per day if you stop. Daily savings in the U.S. alone could add up to 1.5 billion gallons--more water than folks use in the Big Apple.

Why Should We Wrap Creatively?

By | 2016-10-15T20:26:04+00:00 September 9th, 2015|

You can reuse gift bags, bows and event paper, but you can also make something unique by using old maps, cloth or even newspaper. Flip a paper grocery bag inside out and give your child stamps or markers to create their own wrapping paper that's environmentally friendly and extra special for the recipient.

Why Should I Hang My Clothes To Dry?

By | 2015-10-09T14:06:50+00:00 September 9th, 2015|

Get a clothesline or rack to dry your clothes by the air. Your wardrobe will maintain color and fit, and you'll save money. Your favorite t-shirt will last longer too!

Why Should I Wash In Cold Or Warm?

By | 2015-10-09T14:17:12+00:00 July 1st, 2015|

If all the households in the U.S. switched from hot-hot cycle to warm-cold, we could save the energy comparable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day. Only launder when you have a full load.

Why Should We Turn Off Lights?

By | 2017-04-25T22:26:17+00:00 July 1st, 2015|

Always turn off incandescent bulbs when you leave a room. Fluorescent bulbs are more affected by the number of times it is switched on and off, so turn them off when you leave a room for 15 minutes or more. You'll save energy on the bulb itself, but also on cooling costs, as lights contribute heat to a room.

Why We Do Not Have To Pre-Heat The Oven?

By | 2015-10-09T14:15:13+00:00 July 1st, 2015|

Unless you are making bread or pastries of some sort, don't pre-heat the oven. Just turn it on when you put the dish in. Also, when checking on your food, look through the oven window instead of opening the door.

Why We Shouldn’t Rinse Dishes?

By | 2015-10-09T14:28:11+00:00 July 1st, 2015|

Skip rinsing dishes before using your dishwasher and save up to 20 gallons of water each load. Plus, you're saving time and the energy used to heat the additional water.

Why Should You Change Your Lights?

By | 2015-10-09T14:14:40+00:00 November 27th, 2012|

If every household in the United State replaced one regular lightbulb with one of those new compact fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road. Don't like the color of light? Use these bulbs for closets, laundry rooms and other places where it won't irk you as much.

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