100 Ways to Save the Environment : )

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100 WAYS TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT :) In Your Home – Conserve Energy 1. Clean or replace air filters on your air conditioning unit at least once a month. 2. If you have central air conditioning, do not close vents in unused rooms. 3. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120. 4. Wrap your water heater in an insulated blanket. 5. Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods. 6. Turn off unneeded lights even when leaving a room for a short time. 7. Set your refrigerator temperature at 36 to 38 and your freezer at 0 to 5 . 8. When using an oven, minimize door opening while it is in use; it reduces oven temperature by 25 to 30 every time you open the door. 9. Clean the lint filter in…show more content…
57. Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup. Ways To Protect Our Air 58. Ask your employer to consider flexible work schedules or telecommuting. 59. Recycle printer cartridges. 60. Shut off electrical equipment in the evening when you leave work. 61. Report smoking vehicles to your local air agency. 62. Don't use your wood stove or fireplace when air quality is poor. 63. Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires. They produce the largest amount of pollution. 64. Burn seasoned wood - it burns cleaner than green wood. 65. Use solar power for home and water heating. 66. Use low-VOC or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers. 67. Purchase radial tires and keep them properly inflated for your vehicle. 68. Paint with brushes or rollers instead of using spray paints to minimize harmful emissions. 69. Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid. 70. If you use a wood stove, use one sold after 1990. They are required to meet federal emissions standards and are more efficient and cleaner burning. 71. Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible. 72. Join a carpool or vanpool to get to work. Ways to Use Less Water 73. Check and fix any water leaks. 74. Install water-saving devices on your faucets and toilets. 75. Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously. 76. Wash and dry only full loads of laundry and dishes. 77. Follow your community's
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