Save energy by keeping in your body heat. Long-sleeved sweaters can add between 2-4 degrees in added heat.
Before purchasing a product, consider how you will dispose it.
Do pick-up after your pets—cats as well as dogs. Fecal matter gets washed into the storm drains and is a source of pollution.
Packaging accounts for 40% of an average beer’s emissions when you factor in transportation. Good reason to buy local beer in cans. Applies to wine purchases as well.
Clothing made with polyester, nylon and acrylic are sources of plastic pollution when laundered. If synthetic clothes are washed in cold water, the release of the micro-plastics in the material is reduced. Another option: micro-plastic filters on washers.
Check out Quiet Communities Inc., a non-profit “dedicated to helping communities reduce health and environmental harm from noise and pollution.
If your recycling bin is filled-up, put extra in cardboard box and place it next to the bin for pick-up.
Welcome mushrooms and allow them to grow in your yard and mulch. The mushrooms enrich the soil and provide nourishment for numerous organisms.
Sweep up leaves and sticks that are in your street so that the debris isn’t swept into the stormwater system when it rains.
Disposable masks, sanitizing wipes and tissues and plastic gloves are to be put in the trash. These items are NOT recyclable