Lifestyle Eco-Tips 


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Current Eco-Tip

Buying Locally Grown Food

Past Monthly Eco-Tips (PDFs): 

Energy & Water Use:

Air Conditioning Hot Water
Conserve Water Insulate Your Home
Coldwater Washing LED Lighting
Energy-Efficient Remodeling Our Carbon Footprint
Energy Efficient Windows Outdoor Lighting
Gray Water Seal Air Leaks
Heating Your Home Solar Power
Home Certification Systems Standby Power
Home Energy Assessment Weatherizing Your Home
Consumer Electronics  Wood Stoves & Fireplaces

Food & Cooking:

Avoiding Antibiotics in Meat Food: Too Good to Waste
Buying Locally Grown Food Food Packaging
Choose Organic Food
Food Preservation
Coffee with a Conscience Genetically Modified Foods
Cooking from Scratch
Moving Toward a Plant-Based Diet
Eating Fish Responsibly Nonstick Cookware
Eating Responsibly: Meat, Milk, and Eggs Summer Grilling
Eating Shrimp Waste-Free Lunches

Holidays, Celebrations & Entertaining:

Parties and Celebrations Holiday Trees and Lights
Fresh Cut Flowers Waste-Free Holiday
Gift Giving Yellow Jackets
Green Weddings & Celebrations Zero Waste Events
Holiday Packaging  Disposable Cups, Plates, & Utensils

Household & Personal Care:

Antibacterial Soaps Flame Retardants
Ants in Your Home
Fruit Flies & Pantry Moths
Certified Wood Products Home Appliances
Cleaning Towels, Linens, and Apparel  Keeping Mosquitoes & Ticks at Bay
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Natural Burial
Consumer Electronics Organic Cotton
Copy Paper Paint & Wood Preservatives
Controlling Fleas Naturally Personal Care Products
Dogs & Cats: Considering Their Impact Safe Dry Cleaning
Don't Flush It! Safe Household Cleaners
Eco-Friendly Moving Sun & Screen

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

Batteries Paper Towels & Napkins
Being Resourceful Parties and Celebrations
Beyond Curbside Recycling Plastic Bags
Bottled Water Plastic-Free Living
Cell Phones Recycling Plastics
Commercial Compost

Reduce Excess Packaging

Disposable Clothing Share, Borrow, & Buy Used
Donate & Sell Household Items Stryrofoam
Junk Mail Swapping & Sharing
Copy Paper  


Car Sharing Long Distance Travel
Driving Less  

Yard & Garden: 

Organic Gardening Plant a Garden
Home Composting: Yard Debris & Food Pesticide-Free Yards
Leaf Blowers Plant a Fruit Tree
Naturescaping to Attract Wildlife