Go Green this Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! What a great day to start a practice that will not only save the planet, but will also save you money!  Here are some small, easy, green choices we can make in our homes. Choose three that you’re not already doing, and make them a habit this year. 

  • Conduct a quick energy audit of your home.
  • Switch at least one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label).
  • Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  • Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can—open your curtains and enjoy natural light.
  • Switch all your light bulbs to CFLs (or at least switch a few).
  • Turn off your computer completely at night.
  • Fix leaky toilets and faucets.
  • Lower the temperature on your hot water heater.
  • Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  • Stop using disposable shopping bags. Purchase reusable ones and bring them with you!