Tip #5 Need to clean up your yard? Choose exercise over emissions: leave the leaf blower behind and pick up a rake; forget the gas-powered lawn mower and purchase a manual push or electric mower.
I did a little web research on non-toxic household cleaners. Most cleaners are a bit more pricey than the "bad stuff." Man, it's expensive to care! I'd recommend checking your local supermarket for non-toxic cleaners. Just because it says "natural" doesn't mean it is non-toxic.
Compared to standard incandescent light bulbs, one compact fluorescent light bulb saves an average of $35 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. That means that if you change 30 light bulbs in your home, you can save over $1,000.
Additionally, a compact fluorescent light bulb:
Uses up to 75% less energy
Lasts up to 12 times longer than a conventional bulb
Has the same quality of light
We have tonse of these bulbs in our townhouse thanks to the previus tenants. I think when we move we'll replace them all with cheap bulbs and take them with us!
I've also been meaning to share these photos...a few weeks ago we had the kitchen faucet replaced. As you can see on left, the old one was just that, old. It leaked really bad. I almost had to get out a wrench to turn it off. Rather than fixing the leak we just replaced the entire piece of junk.
Follow up from yesterday's tip:
Last night on my trip to the grocery store, I actually remembered to take my reusable sacks. But, in my rush to get inside I left them in the car. I am proud to admit that I realized I had forgotten them and went back outside before I even started my shopping.
PHEW! That was a long post. Thanks for reading for Green Week! I hope someone out there was motivated to do at least one thing green.