Going Green in '17 an orhtofix initiative

Enough Styrofoam cups are produced each day to circle the earth if lined up end to end.The solution to the Styrofoam problem is finding and using alternative materials.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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How can you get in on the action?

Reduce

Just re-think some of your habits. Take, for example, paper. You don’t always need a fresh sheet. If you’re writing a grocery list, grab something like a junk- mail envelope and scribble on a blank section. When you do use a whole sheet of paper, make a point of using both sides of each page.

Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.

Also, take advantage of occasions to skip paper entirely. Don’t automatically hit the print button on your computer and if you have to PRINT DOUBLE-SIDED. Send out party invitations by e-mail. Think how much paper, postage and effort you’ll save.

Shop Smart

Get empowered by reading labels and investigating environmental claims. Select products with genuine eco-friendly features, such as:

  • Non-toxic and natural contents
  • Made from recycled materials
  • Minimum packaging
  • Produced locally
  • Energy- or water-efficient

Take advantage of ratings by reputable organizations that promote products with preferable environmental attributes. Here are some to keep in mind: Energy Star, WaterSense, & Green Seal.

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill, with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions

Power-Down

When you walk out of room, hit the light switch to the “off” position. When the MP3 player is fresh and ready to go, unplug the charger. Activate the low-power settings, such as sleep and hibernate, on computers, monitors and printers. You’d be surprised to learn how much power your toys consume, even when they are “off.”

Some estimates put the phantom power drain at a cost of $4 billion annually in the U.S. alone.

Don't be a Drip

When you brush your teeth, turn off the tap. Doing so may save eight gallons a day, according to the U.S. EPA. Here are some other easy water-saving measures:

  • Install an aerator or a faucet that meets the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency standards
  • Repair dripping faucets and showerheads quickly to reduce water wasted. Can’t get a plumber over soon enough? Collect the drops to water your houseplants later.
  • Water your lawn and garden during the cool morning hours, minimizing the amount of water that’s evaporated. Aim sprinklers where the water is needed, rather than allowing overspray on the sidewalk or driveway.
Save 8 gallons a day, according to the U.S. EPA just by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth.

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Created with images by Cathairstudios/PhotoMelange Textures - "Earth Revisited" • Alan Wilfahrt - "Arbor_Day_Greenway_160" • Wonderlane - "Forklift operator recycling paper boxes behind a commercial strip mall, Aurora Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA" • NOAA's National Ocean Service - "Volunteering during International Coastal Cleanup" • laura.ouimette - "Planting Flowers at Charter Oak Landing!" • waferboard - "daily commuting papers" • Blue Pylons - "Don't forget to recycle!" • chefranden - "Faucet"

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