Save the Environment – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: October 2009

green landscapeThere are only so many resources on our planet that we can use up, and they’re getting more expensive. It’s more imperative than ever to start doing our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle more! The Green Tip of the Day archive for October 2009 features many tips on reducing consumption, reusing household things, and recycling everything else. Read the complete archive for the month below!

10/1/09 Green Tip of the Day: Here is a great list of 50 ways to give old things new purpose!

10/2/09 Green Tip of the Day: Show your sense of style on with reusable water bottles (BPA free liner)!

10/3/09 Green Tip of the Day: When recycling #5 plastic, if you town doesn’t recycle it, remember that Whole Foods will accept this number!

10/4/09 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of buying a vinyl shower curtain, get an organic cotton shower which can be washed over & over!

10/5/09 Green Tip of the Day: Start planning for the holidays early & use plantable cards this year!

10/6/09 Green Tip of the Day: Think first Fertilizer runoff can pollute rivers, lakes & bays & cause problems in recreational area & fishing grounds.

10/7/09 Green Tip of the Day: Pick up after your pet-Leaving waste increases health risks by washing harmful bacteria in storm drains & local waters.

10/8/09 Green Tip of the Day: Reduce exposure to BPA & save paper by skipping receipts select e-receipt (card statement).

10/9/09 Green Tip of the Day: Protect yourself from swine flu H1N1 & other illness & bring your own utensils with you!

10/10/09 Green Tip of the Day: Making jack o’ lanterns? Toast the pumpkin seeds in your own oven and have a nutritious treat!

10/11/09 Green Tip of the Day: The last weekends are coming for your local farmstands. Stock up for winter by properly freezing fresh produce!

10/12/09 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of throwing away glass jars laying around the house find creative ways to reuse glass jars.

10/13/09 Green Tip of the Day: A small fuel spill may not seem like much, but every spill evaporates & adds to air pollution. Clean up the fuel asap!

10/14/09 Green Tip of the Day: Water leak? Check the water meter before & after a 2 hour period when no water is used If meter is the same no leak.

10/15/09 Green Tip of the Day: This Halloween have eco-friendly organic Halloween candy in recycled & biodegradable packaging.

10/16/09 Green Tip of the Day: Exercising outdoors? Regular exercise makes us feel great, keeps us healthy, and is can take off extra pounds, helping you live longer.

10/17/09 Green Tip of the Day: Combine shopping bags tell the cashier that you don’t need a bag & put all your purchases together in one reusable bag.

10/18/09 Green Tip of the Day: Set your home & office printer to have the default set to double sided printing & save trees!

10/19/09 Green Tip of the Day: Get ready for the upcoming holidays by planning on how you will package/wrap your gifts in reusable items (Bags, etc.)

10/20/09 Green Tip of the Day: Save smaller containers for when you travel to store your soap, shampoo, conditioner & everything else you need!

10/21/09 Green Tip of the Day: Check air pollutants such as ground-level ozone/airborne particles ensure levels are acceptable levels where you live.

10/22/09 Green Tip of the Day: Select one item that you can give to everyone on your holiday list to help them green their lives, so many options!

10/23/09 Green Tip of the Day: Get involved in your local Climate Day 350 events! Visit to find an event !

10/24/09 Green Tip of the Day: When making purchases online talk with family members to place a combined order to save on packing & shipping.

10/25/09 Green Tip of the Day: When planning out the Halloween costumes for this year, repurpose items which you already have around the house!

10/26/09 Green Tip of the Day: Make smokers aware of how their decisions impact the environment  with this page on litter from the filters.

10/27/09 Green Tip of the day: Instead of plastic bags this Halloween which  rip, consider reusable tote or pillow case!

10/28/09 Green Tip of the Day: Instead of throwing your umbrella away after it breaks, consider recycling it!

10/29/09 Green Tip of the the Day: Be sure to recycle your batteries! or even better, purchase rechargeable ones!

10/30/09 Green Tip of the Day: Install heat traps on the hot & cold pipes on the water heater to prevent heat loss Some new ones have built-in traps.

10/31/09 Green Tip of the Day: Install aerating low-flow faucet & showerheads with a flow rate of less than 2.5 (gallons / minute) for max efficiency.

Intro photo of green landscape by Olof S. no flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

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