Green Tips

Gaskets Save Energy

Every once and a while, check the rubber gasket on your gas cap to be sure it’s not cracked and allowing gasoline to evaporate because of a poor seal.

Save Energy While Cooking

Your oven or pot retain heat well so consider turning off the stove or oven several minutes before timer rings. Your food will continue cooking.

Keep Sewer Systems Healthy

Avoid putting tissue paper and facial paper and wipes into toilet.  These products do not easily dissolve in water.  Sewer systems are designed for only human waste and toilet tissue.

Bee Vigiliant

Do not use products containing neonicotinaids (neonics). Some chemicals associated with the neonics’ family are Acetamiprid, Cothianidin and Imidacloprid and are known to be harmful to bees. Read labels on products in your home and local garden center. Avoid using neonics.

Exhaust Fans

Switch on bathroom exhaust fans when using hair spray or nail polish.  These products release VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Banks and Climate Change

Who’s funding the fossil fuel industry? Check out “Banking on Climate Change—Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2020”  from Rain Forest Action Network ( ran.org )

Hold Your Horsepower

Hold your horsepower and cutback on your carbon footprint.  When starting-up in your car from a stop, accelerate slowly. Quick starts burn-up gas.

Sustainable Grilling Tip

If using charcoal for grilling, use an electric starter instead of lighter fluid.  Lighter fluid contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to ground level ozone.

Skip the Slip

The environmental hazards of paper receipts are well-known. Over 90% of the receipts are coated with chemicals like Bisphenol S (BPS) that have been linked to endocrine-disrupting health problems. These receipts pose risks to workers and customers. Ask for a digital receipt or just skip the slip.

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