Did you know the average house produces over 5,000 lbs. of trash each year?
You can reduce your household's impact on landfills by recycling glass, aluminum, paper and plastic. Call your local waste management department for details.
We are lucky that here in Vermont, most of our towns are able to pick up or take in recycling for free! For locals, check out www.cswd.net for more information.
Does your house have a "vampire problem"?
Items like your coffeemaker, computer and television, often referred to as "vampire devices", still use energy even when they're turned off. Simply unplugging them cane save an average household about $100 per year.
Sometimes also called "ghost appliances". For more energy saving tips, visit www.greenmountainpower.com.
Do you know how to save 10,000 gallons of water this year?
If every person shaved 2 minutes off their shower time, each would save 10 gallons of water. With an average of 3 people per household and one shower each per day, that's over 10,000 gallons of water!
Again, living in Vermont, we are somewhat lucky that water is plentiful here. However, that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try to save water whenever we can! Water is a limited natural resource. For more information on how to save water, visit www.savewateramerica.com.