eTalk extra: Make 2010 a “Greener” Year, One Simple Step at a Time

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“Going Green” can sound scary and seem intimidating, but really, all it means is that you’re taking steps to live a more ecologically responsible lifestyle. If you’re so inclined, you could make wholesale changes to many aspects of your lifestyle, but statistically speaking, making small changes over time will help you stick to your new “greener” behaviors. A few easy suggestions you may wish to consider:

  1. Switch from bottled water to tap water. Barely 20% of all plastic water bottles end up being recycled. We’re clogging our landfills with the rest!
  2. Cut back your electricity use. Switch to fluorescent light bulbs and unplug electronic chargers when they’re not being used. You’ll reduce your bill, too!
  3. Buy local produce. It helps cut down transportation costs, and decreases fuel consumption.
  4. Turn off the water when you shave or brush your teeth. According to some estimates, you can send up to two gallons of water down the drain in less than two minutes!
  5. Use cloth towels in the kitchen instead of disposable paper towels. No need to launder them separately, wash them with your bath towels.

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