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 Here are a few suggestions of other things members and friends of AUC can do:
1.     Recycle everything possible (glass, plastic, paper, aluminum).
2.     Don’t use electrical appliances for things that can be done easily by hand (such as opening a can).
3.     Walk, bike or car-pool whenever possible.
4.     Print or copy on both sides of the paper, and don’t print unnecessarily.
5.     Use cold water whenever possible.
6.     Use washable dishes, not disposable ones.
7.     Turn off the lights, TV, and other appliances when not in the room.
8.     Store food in reusable containers instead of plastic wrap or foil.
9.     Take your own reusable bags to the grocery stores. Plastic grocery bags will soon be a thing of the past!
10.   Use only organic fertilizers.
11.   Pull out weeds instead of using herbicides.
12.   Start a composting system.
13.   Avoid buying food or household products in plastic or Styrofoam containers
        (these cannot be recycled and do not break down in the environment).
14.   If possible, don’t leave the water running … or dripping.
15.   Turn down the heat and turn off the water heater before leaving for vacation.
16.   Flush the toilet less often (if you cut flushing by half you’ll save up to 16.5 gal. of water a day).
17.   Buy locally grown food and locally made products whenever possible.
18.   Use reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic ones.
19.   Become an “idle free” driver.  Turn your car’s engine off rather than idling when picking up or dropping off.
20.   Bring used batteries, egg cartons, plastic bags and blue milk bags to AUC’s collection boxes.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 October 2010 19:29