Let Us Go Green

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By Caileen  |  Monday, April 22, 2013  |  , , ,  |  Leave comment

Earth Day 2013

Dear Readers:Earth Day

Did you know that today, April 22nd 2013 is Earth Day?  Yes, today is the day we celebrate mother earth and all of her offerings.  A day to appreciate the beautiful planet we live on, and a day to reflect on our choices that impact the health and well-being of this amazing sphere we call home. What steps are you and your family, community, or business taking to reduce your carbon footprint?  Want to help, and unsure of how to get started in the "Go-Green" movement? Below we've gathered a list of ideas to get you started!

Green-It-Up:

1.) Switch out all light-bulbs in your home to energy efficient models like compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).

2.) Turn your thermostat down two degrees in the winter, and up two degrees in the summer.

3.) Replace faucets and shower heads with low-flow models.

4.) Stop using disposable bags, instead try using re-usable bags when grocery shopping.

5.) Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot.

6.) Support your local community and shop at your local farmer's market!

7.) Try paying your bills online, it's a paper saver!

8.) Try line-drying your laundry during the summer months.

9.) Make green product choices (i.e. EnergyStar, WaterSense, & SmartWay) - check out the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) green products web portal to help guide you in your green choices: http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/.

10.) Recycle materials such as glass, plastic, metal, and paper properly.  Call 1-800-CLEANUP to locate information on recycling services and efforts in your area.

Remember, it's never too late to get started! You don't have to do everything at once, start by choosing five tips from the list above.  Once you've mastered those five, add a couple more!  Still not sold on the green movement? Check out the inspiring stories floating the web today in support of Earth Day 2013 to find out WHY IT MATTERS.  Last but not least, in an effort to do our part, Tec Labs has set the following sustainability goals:

1.) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5%.

2.) Reduce water usage by 2.5%.

3.) Reduce waste production by 5%.

Go ahead, set your own goals to get green!

 

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