Monday, July 05, 2004

Easy ways to go green

The Natural Resources Defense Council has quick, simple strategies for using less electricity every day, such as unplugging your cell phone charger until it's needed.

Eartheasy.com offers tips for making natural alternatives to household cleaners, including homemade shoe polish (use olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice) and air fresheners.

Learn how to conserve water in every room with the interactive floor plan here. (Click on To Do My Part on the home page, then Water Saving Tips.)

Check the government's Consumer Handbook for Reducing Solid Wastes at www.epa.gov. The basic philosophy: Reduce, reuse, recycle, respond.

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