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Going Green tips you can use in your every day life

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Energy/Home

Be a star (an Energy Star).

A home fully equipped with Energy Star products will use about 30% less energy and save about $400 per year. Green counts here.

Light up your life.

If every household in America changed just one light bulb to a CLF, we'd save enough power to light more than 3 million homes for a year. Green counts here.

Save trees, energy and your mailbox.

Each year, 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail. Opt out today. Green counts here.

Money & Finance

Break the plastic bottle habit.

Americans drink $15 billion dollars worth a year. To save money and the planet, just turn on your tap. Green counts here.

Going green saves you green.

Americans drink $15 billion dollars worth a year. To save money and the planet, just turn on your tap. Green counts here.

Shopping/Fashion

Just say no (to bags).

The average American uses 5,000 plastic bags in a lifetime! It's time to start a war on bags. When you buy something small, just say no to a bag. Carry it in your hands, your purse, your backpack or a reusable instead.

Transportation

Use your feet to reduce your footprint.

Take a walk – it's good for you and good for the planet. Green lives here.

Don't forget pedal power.

25% of trips in America are under a mile, make these little trips by bike – it's green and fun. Green lives here.

Stop the stop-and-go.

Carpooling doesn't just save money and gas, it also cuts down on traffic. Green laughs here.

Home/Office

Go with the (low) flow.

Low-flow showerheads use less water than regular, and will get you just as clean. Green lives here.

Clean and green.

Using eco-friendly natural cleaners creates a healthier home. Green lives here.

Plant an idea.

A plant at your desk can enhance the air quality of your office and productivity levels! Green lives here.

Remember the old lunch box you took to school?

You're never too old to bring a packed lunch in a reusable container to work or school. Green lives here.

Three cheers for small packages.

Excessive packaging contributes to landfills. When it comes to wrapping, less is more. Green lives here.

Is your dinner jetlagged?

On average, food travels up to 1,500 miles to get to your plate. Buying local saves gas and pollution and supports your local economy. Hint: want to be super local? Grow some veggies in your backyard or community garden.

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