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Make sure to compost fruit and vegetable waste instead of using the garbage disposal. Not only can you use the compost to make more fruits and vegetables but you waste a lot of water getting the waste down the drain.
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When redoing a house, consider putting solar panels on the roof. Not only is it good for the environment, but you can save money and get a tax deduction in some states. If you don't like the way solar panels look you can also look, you can also get solar shingles. Solar shingles hide in the roof a little more.
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Are you shopping for a gift? Do you not know what to buy? Your like many others. Billions of dollars are spent on unwanted gifts a year! If you don't know what gift to buy, try buying a gift card or donating to their favorite charity under their name. Also, when buying a gift try not to buy something that is harmful to the environment or can break easily. Millions of broken toys end up in the landfill.
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When putting batteries in a toy, try to use reusable batteries. Regular batteries can only be used once. It takes a lot of transportation and packaging just to get the battery to your home. Then you use it and throw it away. When it's thrown away, toxic chemicals leak into the ground, polluting the ground. With reusable batteries, there is transportation and packaging, but there is less because you can use the battery over and over again.
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Don't use running water to thaw food. Instead, leave it in the fridge or on your kitchen counter to thaw.
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,Make sure to take all your old electronics or paint cans to special hazardous waste sites. Just throwing your paint or computer in the trash can contaminate the waste site for years. Paint can seep into rivers or lakes and electronics can have old batteries in them which can also leak and cause pollution. Some of the parts from electronics can be reused as well.
When paying bills, make sure to switch to from the bill getting mailed to you to the bill getting sent to you on a phone or tablet. This will not only save paper, but it will save pollution from transportation.
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When washing pots, pans, and utensils, make sure to not leave the water running on high. When washing pots and pans, put the water in the pot or pan and use the water in the pot to wash it. When the water gets dirty poor it down the drain. When washing utensils, use a wet sponge or reusable towel.
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Do you love pick-up trucks and big SUV's, but still love the environment? Well, there is a brand new company that is making electric SUV's and pick-up trucks. It's called Rivian. (https://products.rivian.com/) You can preorder now, but production for the pick-up truck and the SUV will start in 2020.
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Another way to save electricity is to keep your fridge tidy. Every time you open the fridge, 30% of the cool air escapes. If your fridge is tidy, and you can find everything faster, than less cool air will escape. This saves a lot of electricity cooling the fridge.
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Don't leave your faucet running till it gets to your desired temperature. Instead leave a pitcher of water in your fridge and get an instant water heater installed near your sink. Here is a link for an instant water heater:
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When buying clothing, don't buy real fur. Most of the animals where the fur comes from are endangered. Instead buy fake fur which doesn't harm real animals, or your wallet.
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In an earlier post I talked about if electric or gas stoves are better. When getting an electric stove try to think about where your electricity comes from. If your electricity comes from a renewable source, like solar power, than a electric stove is better.
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Don't keep the TV on while you are away. Try to turn the TV offf before you leave. This will save a lot of electricity.
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While you are scrubbing your hands with soap, turn the water off. This wastes a lot of unused water. Also while you are washing your hands, the water does NOT need to be on fully. Try to keep the water on lower.
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You can save a lot of fuel your car uses by maintaining the appropriate pressure in your tires. If your tires are to flat then you are using more gas because low pressure tires will cause the rubber to bulge where it meets the pavement. This makes more driving friction. Driving friction is where more tire surface is coming in contact with the road.
If you are the person who loves to fall asleep in front of the TV then you should probably set a timer to your TV that way your TV turns off and you can still fall asleep without wasting a lot of electricity. If your TV doesn't have a timer or you don't want to spend your whole day looking through your TV's settings than you can also buy a smart plug. The smart plug will allow you to set a timer on your phone.
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One way Melbourne has gotten people out of there cars is by having an amazing tram network and a quickly growing underground metro system. Not only that but within a certain boundary (the CBD or Central Business District) the tram is totally free!!! If you want to go out of the boundary you have to pay. In Melbourne though, almost all the offices, hotels, shops, and attractions are in the CBD and there is a tram on almost every street making it a genius idea and way for people to use mass transportation.
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Watering your plants in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation saves up to 25 gallons of water each time.
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Turn off your engine instead of idling if your going to stay in one spot for a while. You will save a lot of fuel, emit a lot less carbon dioxide, and not do as much unnecessary ware and tare to your vehicle.
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If you cook mostly small meals you might want to consider getting a toaster oven which uses less than half as much energy as a conventional oven per use.
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When you use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and path up to your house you can save up to 150 gallons of water each time.
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A gas stove or an electric stove? Which is better? According to Sierra Magazine a gas stove is better than an electric stove in total energy consumption but pollutes the air and is run on power source that is a threat to public health, water quality, and climate change. A third option would be an induction stove which uses less power than an electric stove but usually costs more and only uses pans made out of magnetic metal like steel or iron.
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When buying eggs try to buy them in cardboard packaging. Not only is cardboard a material that has less of an impact on the environment when produced, it can also be recycled easier and can be put into your compost heap.
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Reductions in air pollution from coal power plants, automobiles, and manufacturing are being offset by increased pollution from wildfires.