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working towards a sustainable future
Use a smart thermostat
Choose energy-efficient appliances
Use your refrigerator and oven efficiently.
Use your washing machine and dryer efficiently
Paper: office paper, magazines, newspapers and junk mail.
Green, clear and brown glass bottles and jars.
Juice and milk cartons.
All plastic bottles and containers marked, but no lids please.
Steel and other metals
types of recyclable plastics
Try growing your own food. Simply plant a few seeds in a corner of your yard or in a container on your porch or windowsill
Drink from the tap.
Dependence on bottled water has added more than a million tons of plastic to the waste stream every year
use car less
Using fossil fuels to support one person in each car on the road is clearly no longer sustainable.
Purchase fair-trade products.
When you purchase items that are imported from all over the world particularly coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, chocolate, and fruit and also look for the fair-trade certification.
This designation tells you that these items were grown using sustainable methods of agriculture and that local people are receiving fair prices for the goods they produce.
energy saving ways
Turn off appliances and lights that you’re not using.
Install energy-efficient appliances.
Use a programmable thermostat that lowers or raises the temperature when you’re not home.
Set your thermostat lower than usual in the winter and bundle up.
Open windows to allow a breeze instead of turning on the air conditioning.
Hang clothes to dry instead of using the dryer.