Six Inexpensive Ways to
Help the Environment – TODAY!!!!!

1. A Mug of Your Own
Every year Americans throw away 25 billion polystyrene cups and 25 billion individual water bottles, most of which end up in landfills. Instead… buy a reusable to-go mug and a bottle at a yard sale that you can refill with filtered tap water. Bring your own (to a coffee shop, a meeting, or to work), and you cut down on Styrofoam.

2. Want a Lick?
An ice cream cone beats a cup. Why? "You're eating your silverware instead of using plastic," says Matthew Modine, a passionate promoter of earth-friendly policies. "It's all about consuming less, using fewer of the resources needed to make products and packaging."

3. Shut Down!
The average computer left on all day uses nearly 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, producing more than a ton of carbon emissions. So turn off your computer anytime you're not on it, and eliminate the screen saver function, which uses more energy than the sleep mode.

5. Shorten Your Showers
Low-flow showerheads would be a big improvement. "If they're well designed, the pressure should still feel good," says Laurie David, another prominent activist in Hollywood. "For every two minutes you shave off your shower, you save 10 gallons of water."

6. De-Lint the Dryer
Lint builds up after every dryer cycle, reducing the machine's efficiency. Removing lint does a lot to decrease its usually massive energy use.

It is time for all of us to make better CHOICES… Are you with us?