1. Toss the Chemical Air Fresheners: Toss the chemicals and use natural products like baking soda or essential oils, or simply open the windows.
2. Go Paperless: Sign up for paperless billing, opt for email marketing instead of catalogs, and end the flow of bulk mail.
3. Clean up the Dirty Laundry: Hang up a clothesline outside or in the basement.
4. Be Smart About Water: Take shorter showers, use a toilet dam, and shut off the water when you brush your teeth.
5. End Energy Leaks: Unplug devices such as cell phone chargers, computers and TVs when you’re not using them.
6. Spruce with Eco-Friendly Paint: Indoor air pollution can cause major health problems. Choose paint with a low VOC (volatile organic compounds).
7. Reuse: Turn old t-shirts into rags instead of using paper towels. Use old newspapers to clean the windows.
8. Change your Lighting: Replace incandescent bulbs with compact flourescent bulbs. They use 2/3 less energy and last 8-12 times longer.
9. Make Your Own Cleaning Products: Salt, water, vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice have been known to remove stains better than their chemical counterparts.
10. Recycle: Not just the basics – remember to recycle old cell phones, magazines, computers, etc.