Reducing Summer Waste – July 2009

green your summerSummer is a time for having fun, getting outside, and enjoying the warm weather…but are you consuming more in the summer than any other time of year? Between gas during road trips, air conditioning, and extra showers, the summertime could be your most wasteful time of year. Make it a greener summer by following some of these tips below, and see what you can change in your life!

7/1/09 Green Tip of the Day: Find fresh local produce in season near you on this seasonal fruit and veggie map.

7/2/09 Green Tip of the Day: Have a more eco friendly stay with the Green Hotels Association.

7/3/09 Green Tip of the Day: Every summer week pick an item to recycle off this list of 50 things you can recycle.

7/4/09 Green Tip of the Day: This summer, support your local CSA or farmstand for fresh fruits and vegetables!

7/5/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce your Carbon Footprint & Start Recycling Everything!

7/6/09 Green Tip of the Day: Next time you throw a party make it an organic party!

7/7/09 Green Tip of the Day: Be sure to participate in World Recycling Day tomorrow! http://worldrecyclingday.com/

7/8/09 Green Tip of the Day: Leaving a car at home 2 days/week reduces greenhouse gas emission about 1600 pounds/year

7/9/09 Green Tip of the Day: Put a little timer or clock near your shower to see how fast you are with the water!

7/10/09 Green Tip of the Day: Make it a full load as the average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load!!

7/11/09 Green Tip of the Day: Compost it! Compost helps improve soil so it holds more water and plants grow better.

7/12/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce air pollution & run gas-powered equipment (lawn mowers) when it’s cooler out!!

7/13/09 Green Tip of the Day: When you buy a new dishwasher look for water-efficient models (use about 4 gallons/wash)

7/14/09 Green Tip of the Day: A green summer = farmer’s market, reusable bags & easy vegetable recipes.

7/15/09 Green Tip of the Day: After using aluminum foil, visit http://earth911.com/ to locate a recycle center for it!

7/16/09 Green Tip of the Day: Repair/replace old & damaged leaky faucets – they waste thousands gallons water & $/year

7/17/09 Green Tip of the Day: Before planning a summer vacation consider these simple Green Travel Tips.

7/18/09 Green Tip of the Day: Maintenance reduces waste! Follow operation & maint. tips to keep appliances working !

7/19/09 Green Tip of the Day: Don’t buy bluefin tuna, red coral, sharks, threatened species-overfishing = extinction.

7/20/09 Green Tip of the Day: Max savings = wash full loads or pick correct load size on the washing machine

7/21/09 Green Tip of the Day: For summer projects remember proper paint disposal!

7/22/09 Green Tip of the Day: If you work from home you reduce air pollution & traffic congestion & save $ !

7/23/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save water & money on the water bill by installing water-efficient showerhead

7/24/09 Green Tip of the Day: Do your part to collect litter from the beach & clean up after pets & kids!

7/25/09 Green Tip of the Day: Protect kids from accidental poison -lock up house cleaner, pesticide & others

7/26/09 Green Tip of the Day: Lead is harmful to adults & kids – common renovation jobs (sanding, cutting, demolition) creates lead dust & chips

7/27/09 Green Tip of the Day: With the hot summer sun out in full force protect your lips! www.ecolips.com

7/28/09 Green Tip of the day: Always wash fruits & vegetables from farmer’s market before using them!

7/29/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce polluted storm water runoff & pick up your pets poop & dispose properly

7/30/09 Green Rip of the Day: Be Green-Shop for products with high consumer satisfaction & fewer breakdowns

7/31/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce your environmental impact by reducing what you consume!

By following just some of these tips, you should be able to cut back on your waste this summer. Besides the benefit on the environment, you’ll also realize some cost savings, which you can put towards next year’s summer vacation!

Bee on flower photo by Lida Rose on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

To further your green way of life, visit TheGreenerEarth.com today and shop for products like reusable paper towels, reusable dryer sheets, chemical free, natural bug spray, organic spa quality lotions, and other eco friendly products!

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