• Turn the lights off when you leave the room
  • Turn the water off while you are brushing your teeth
  • Water your lawn early in the morning (6:00 am to 8:00 am) or in the evening (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm) to reduce evaporation of water during summer hours
  • Use low water pressure, this reduces water consumption exponentially
  • Wash your vehicle on the grass (please remove it when you are finished)
  • Only run your dishwasher when it is full. Choose the short cycle at low water levels whenever possible
  • Use phosphate free detergent for your laundry and your dishwasher
  • Switch to low flow toilets (tax credits are available for retro-fits)
  • Hang your clothes to dry if you have the opportunity
  • Walk to get your mail
  • Replace incandescence light bulbs with environmentally friendly compact fluorescent lamp or light bulbs (CFL’s)
  • Replace paper towels/ napkins with a set of cloth towels and wash accordingly
  • Purchase bleach free toilet paper that is made from the highest post-consumer waste content available
  • Create and use note pads from paper that has only been used on one side
  • Leave messages for family members, friends and colleagues, on a reusable message board using vegetable based inks or email
  • Cancel you subscriptions and order your newspaper, magazines, phone bills gas bills, etc. online. If this is not possible, request it, with the goal to expect it in the future
  • Avoid creating trash wherever possible; avoid receiving any unnecessary plastic utensils, straws, condiment packages and state this in advance. For instance, buy ice cream in a cone instead of a cup
  • Don't accept "free" promotional products
  • Reduce junk mail: http://www.junkbusters.com/nonusa.html#canada
  • Fill your yard with native plants. This will cut down significantly on watering requirements and provide much needed food and shelter to local wildlife
  • Mulch your grass, this will convert cut grass into a natural fertilizer

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