1. REUSE BAGS
2. DRINK SMARTER
3. STOP THE JUNK
4. REPLACE CONVENTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCTS
5. ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT
6. BUY ORGANIC CLOTHING
7. BUY EFFICIENT… AND UNPLUG!
Leaving your TV on standby for a whole day uses the same amount of energy as driving 25 miles in your car. When not using an item, unplug it. Or, purchase a Smart Strip to shut down numerous electrical devices at once. www.energystar.gov
9. REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE
Reduce your consumption by eliminating purchases that are not necessary, reusing items that we already own and purchasing used versus new items. Get your RR&R started at: www.secondchanceinc. org or www.loadingdock.com, and www. earth911.org.
8. PURCHASE LOCALLY GROWN ORGANIC PRODUCE
Local produce reduces gas emissions and energy that would otherwise be wasted by truck drivers who deliver similar goods all across the country. For more go to: www.sweetearthorganicfarm. com; www.localharvest.org; or www.bestofwhatsaround.org.
10. USE SOLAR POWER
Solar power chargers capably power electronics, such as iPods, cell phones, cameras, etc. by storing energy received by the sun. Simple, right? Shop online for the Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger (www.solio. com). Additionally, consider purchasing clean power at www.cleancurrents.com.