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					WAF FACT SHEETS
Save the Earth Tips
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Save the Earth at Home

#     Insulate your home
#     Buy energy efficient appliances
#     Caulk and weather-strip
#     Install storm windows
#     Wear warm clothing and turn down your thermostat
#     Close off unused areas in your home
#     Buy low wattage or compact fluorescent light bulbs
#     Turn off lights that don't need to be on
#     Use cold water instead of hot
#     Use small ovens or stove-top cooking methods instead of your oven
#     Don't burn wood during periods of high pollution
#     Convert your fireplace to natural gas logs
#     Don't let your fire smolder
#     Use hard, dry wood when you do burn
#     Buy a new, low polluting wood stove
#     Put your fire completely out before you go to bed
#     Clean your chimney
#     Set your refrigerator to 38 degrees, no colder
#     Insulate your water heater
#     Substitute lemon oil or beeswax for wood cleaners, polishes and waxes
#     Recycle aluminum and glass
#     Recycle newspapers
#     Reuse glass containers
#     Buy a house plant
#     Plant a tree
#     Plant evergreen trees on the north side of your house
#     Plant deciduous trees on the south
#     Do all ironing at one time
#     Snuggle with a friend and turn down the thermostat
#     Run dishwashers only when fully loaded
#     Run clothes washers only when fully loaded, but don't overload
#     Hang your laundry to dry
#     Clean the lint screen on your dryer
#     Take quick showers instead of baths
#     Install water-efficient showerheads and faucets
#     Turn down your water heater to 121 degrees
#     Start a recycling program in your neighborhood
#     Defrost your freezer
#     Buy recycled paper
#     Cook with quick-heating, copper-bottom pans to conserve energy
#     Teach your children about these ideas
#     Use your microwave instead of the oven
#     Limit or eliminate using disposable items
#     Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store
#      Reuse your paper and plastic bags
#      Write companies urging them to use paper rather than plastics
#      Request paper instead of styrofoam whenever possible
#      Use water-based paints whenever possible
#      Buy products that will last
#      Don't buy fire extinguishers containing halon

Save the Earth With Your Car

#      Recycle motor oil and batteries
#      Call your local transit system for bus schedules
#      Call your local carpool program or start one in your town
#      Carpool the kids to their school events
#      Carpool to the ski slopes
#      Carpool to go shopping
#      Eat lunch at the office instead of going out
#      Call stores first to see if they have what you want
#      Combine several small trips into one
#      Shop by mail and catalogs
#      Plan an evening at home with your kids
#      Do errands on the way home from work
#      Encourage your teens to walk or ride their bikes rather than taking the car, and do the same yourself
#      Shop for a neighbor when going to the grocery store or form a neighborhood co-op
#      Have your car's emissions tested regularly
#      Tune-up your car, especially before winter
#      Check for proper tire inflation when gassing up
#      Don't repair your car's air conditioning yourself, have it serviced at a station that recycles CFC's
#      Don't buy a car with air conditioning
#      When buying a new car, let dealers know that fuel efficiency is important
#      Park and go inside instead of idling at a drive-up window
#      Remove unnecessary articles from your car; each 100 lbs. of weight decreases fuel efficiency by 1%
#      Enjoy sports and activities that don't require gas or electricity
#      Avoid accelerated starts to save gas

Save the Earth At the Office

#      Schedule deliveries together
#      Subsidize and sell employee bus passes in the office
#      Encourage employees to phone first rather than driving
#      Use teleconferencing instead of driving to meetings
#      Take the bus, walk or ride your bike to meetings
#      Offer employees incentives for not driving
#      Buy gas-efficient or alternatively fueled vehicles for your fleet
#      Put a carpool matching map in the office
#      Buy a bike rack for your employees
#      Buy an office bike for employee use
#      Buy recycled paper for office use
#      Start a paper recycling program
#      Make two-sided copies whenever possible
#      Put an aluminum can recycling bin next to the pop machine
#      Bus, carpool, walk or bike to work

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