January 2009

green tip of the dayThe first Green Tip of the Day ever was posted on 12/30/08 and was the following:

12/30/08 Green Tip of the Day: Invest in a reusable bamboo utensil travel set & eliminate the use of plasticware when at work, on the road or traveling

Ever since, it’s been a daily, non-stop barrage of earth friendly tips. You can follow TheGreenerMe on Twitter for the Green Tip of the Day. Following up the first green tip, you can find the last one to round out the year in 2008, as well as the whole month of January here:

12/31/08 Green Tip of the Day: A New Year’s resolution to conserve water: www.squidoo.com/conserve-water

1/1/09 Green Tip of the Day: Bring your used (burnt out) CFL bulbs to Lowe’s or Ikea to properly dispose of them. Happy Green New Year!

1/02/09 Green Tip of the Day: Replace toxic home cleaners with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Or use another organic all natural cleaner!

1/03/09 Green Tip of the Day: Try to use major appliances (washer, dryer, disher washer, etc.) during off peak hours to save some money!

1/04/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce use of plastic&paper bags by using reusable totes. Most stores give a credit! Great designs www.EcoGreenBags.com

1/05/09 Green Tip of the Day: Share a magazine subscription with a friend, not only will you share the cost but you will cut down on the trees used!

1/06/09 Green Tip of the Day: Keep a beautiful cactus nearby the computer in your office to freshen the air as you work. http://tinyurl.com/7rm7gy

1/07/09 Green Tip of the Day: Donate your old towels to a local animal shelter,clear room in the house & give a furry friend a soft place to rest

1/08/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save trees & reduce unwanted junk mail by visiting http://www.catalogchoice.org/ to eliminate those unwanted catalogs

1/09/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reuse as much as possible to lessen your impact. Recycling is great-reusing is better! http://tinyurl.com/7gsk63

1/10/09 Green Tip of the Day: When painting in your house ensure proper disposal of the remaining paint http://www.squidoo.com/paintdisposal

1/11/09 Green Tip of the Day: When bringing your lunch to work, use tupperware or reusable containers instead of plastic and paper bags.

1/12/09 Green Tip of the Day: To reduce wasted energy, be sure to unplug appliances, such as your computer, and power strips when not in use.

1/13/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save your old coffee grinds and reuse them for great fertilizer for indoor and outdoor plants!

1/14/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save money and electricity by turning your heat down a few degrees. Your heating bill will thank you too 🙂


1/15/09 Green Tip of the Day: When you stop for coffee in the morning bring a resuable mug from home, refills are cheaper & no trash to throw away!

1/16/09 Green Tip of the Day: Calling all birdwatchers, sign up today for this important bird count http://tinyurl.com/8v6vm6

1/17/09 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of using plastic bags for produce try reusable bags-they are better for the environment & keep produce fresher

1/18/09 Green Tip of the Day: Wash your clothes with cold water rather than warm or hot water to save electricty & money on your electric bill

1/19/09 Green Tip of the Day: This winter instead of salt which could kill grass&shrubs use Earth Friendly de-icer http://tinyurl.com/7nynd5

1/20/09 Green Tip of the Day: Think before you print your emails and attachments, we can save trees by only printing out necessary documents!

1/21/09 Green Tip of the Day: Make your own birdfeeder with natural components of pinecones, peanut butter & bird seed. http://tinyurl.com/brpbc2

1/22/09 Green Tip of the Day: Request e-statements for bills instead of paper statements to save trees and never worry about a lost bill in the mail

1/23/09 Green Tip of the Day: Invest in an energy audit of your home. For minimal cost you can get tips on where you could become more efficient

1/24/09 Green Tip of the Day: To save energy, keep your freezer and fridge well stocked with food, as the food will help retain the cooler temps!

1/25/09 Green Tip of the Day: When buying recycled paper ensure that it is 100% Post consumer recycled paper, as that is truly recycled paper!

1/26/09 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of throwing away catalogs that you receive in the mail call the company to be removed from future mailings and reduce your junk mail.

1/27/09 Green Tip of the Day: To encourage recycling in your house set up a mini recycle center, once full bring them to your local center.

1/28/09 Green Tip of the Day: Use a shovel instead of a snowblower, not only does it give you a good work out but it is more eco-friendly!

1/29/09 Green Tip of the Day: When buying a new shower curtain purchase a cotton one to reduce the VOC you breath in & it can be washed over & over

1/30/09 Green Tip of the Day: When buying a book, always look for a used copy. This saves trees & will have less of an eco-impact than buying new

1/31/09 Green Tip of the Day: To save trees & reduce the carbon footprint sign up for online bill statements #greensquid http://tinyurl.com/d3uhen
Green Tip of the Day: Buying items in bulk will cut down the amount of packaging you throw away #greensquid http://tinyurl.com/d3uhen

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