Green Tips

Reduce your energy use by:

  • Unplugging chargers after use
  • Turning off electronics after use
  • Reducing your computer monitor's brightness
  • Replacing regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Turning off lights and using natural lighting
  • Turning heat or AC down when nobody is home
  • Turning off your dishwasher's drying cycle and allowing dishes to air dry
  • Purchasing local produce and products
  • Walking, biking or riding the bus


Reduce your water use by:

  • Taking shorter showers
  • Turning water off while brushing teeth
  • Using garbage disposal sparingly
  • Turning water off while washing dishes
  • Using the same drinking glass all day
  • Setting appropriate load size for laundry


Reduce your waste by:

  • Utilizing reusable water bottles and mugs
  • Purchasing reusable shopping bags instead of using plastic ones
  • Using digital files to reduce paper waste
  • When printing, reducing font size, spacing and margins to save paper
  • Purchase recycled items
  • Purchase and sell items at thrift stores