Go Green

Contrary to popular belief, it’s easy being green!

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose! Reduce waste by carpooling, buying in bulk, or buying items with less packaging. Reuse by bringing your own grocery bag or water bottle. Recycle everything you can to help save energy by not creating new items. Repurpose by finding a new way to use something that would be otherwise discarded.
  • Turn your home green!
  • Utilize WAVE Foundations new Shower Timer- Reducing shower time can significantly affect both water consumption and energy consumption. Did you know? Showers are the 3rd largest water use in households! If we could reduce shower length by an average of 3 minutes (the timer is 5 minutes), we could have a savings of 6.3 gallons per shower.
  • Use air-conditioning wisely. To save more energy, set your thermostat higher (at least 78 degrees) in the summer.
  • Use energy-efficient lighting. Compact fluorescent light bulb (CFLs) last 15 times as long as standard bulbs and save over $100 in electricity over the lifetime of each bulbs.
  • Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot. Cold water actually does clean everyday clothes just as well as hot, and since there will be less fading and shrinkage, clothes will last longer.
  • Use chemicals cautiously. Runoff from lawn chemicals can destroy ecosystems in rivers, lakes, and oceans, and it can harm the animals and plants that live in those habitats. Fertilize and control pests naturally.
  • Compost yard waste and kitchen waste and use it to fertilize your yard. You’ll put less matter in the landfill while nurturing your plants naturally!
  • Keep green pets!
  • Adopt a pet. An estimated 3 to 4 million homeless dogs and cats are euthanized at shelters each year.
  • Keep cats indoors.Widespread bird species that were thought to be secure have seen as much as an 80 percent decrease since 1967. Free-ranging domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds annually in the lower 48 states.
  • Use an alternative method of transportation. Even if it’s once a week, biking or walking to work reduces pollution, saves gas, and it’s good exercise!