Buy products packaged in reusable or recyclable containers. This will cause a CO2 reduction of 230 lbs per year.
Archive for January, 2009
Use Rechargeable Batteries
Teach your children how to recharge batteries for their toys. This helps not only to reduce garbage, but also keeps toxic metals such as mercury (found in some batteries) from getting into the environment. Another alternative is to buy batteries with reduced toxic metals.
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Switch your old fashioned lightbulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs. Some of the benefits of CFL bulbs from the energy star website:
- CFL bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer
- Save $30+ in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime
- Produce 75 percent less heat
We are currently working to build links to environmentally friendly websites and businesses. If you know of one that we should consider, post a link in the comments.
This years Earth Day Celebration in Fayetteville will be on Sunday, April 19, 2009. More details will be posted as the event is organized.
If you are interested in volunteering to help at Earth Day or have ideas for the event, email Sue Plumley at firstname.lastname@example.org.