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How to conserve

Every little bit helps
Nobody likes to go on a diet because it requires effort and behavioral change. And who likes change? But, what if there was no food? Or water? Think it can’t happen? Think again. Today Americans are generating waste products faster than nature can break them down and we’re using up resources faster than they can be replaced.

Change does not have to be difficult if you start with small things. Try shutting off the lights when you leave a room. That’s easy. What else can you do?

Reduce waste:

  • Buy less stuff and recycle as much trash as possible
  • Buy  bulk  items and products with less packaging
  • Reduce the use of disposable products
  • Donate unwanted clothing & items instead of throwing them away

Save energy:

  • Turn off your computer and TV when not in use
  • Un plug all small appliances when not in use
  • Lower the heat or AC at home/office
  • Limit the amount of time in the shower

Ride green:

  • Don’t take the car everywhere; walk or bicycle whenever possible
  • Take public transportation
  • Slow down; a car uses more gas when you drive fast
  • Car pool with neighbors or colleagues or join a vanpool

Waste and the overuse of resources affect everything from the health of children to the availability of raw materials. Take a small step and do something every day to reduce waste and conserve energy.