LIVING SUSTAINABLY




Ways to GREEN Your Life
Benefits

• Cost savings
• Increased health
• Setting a good example
• Conserve natural resources
Categories

•   Energy
•   Water
•   Managing Waste
•   Home Improvement
•   Shopping
•   Indoors
•   Transportation
Steps to Make Changes

  Involve everyone!

    Review habits

   Propose changes

    Take it slowly
Energy Efficiency
Energy Savings
• Turn it off
• Programmable thermostat
• Ceiling fans
• Daylighting
• Power strip
• Ener...
Water Efficiency/Pollution


• Landscaping
• Leaks
• Go low-flow
• Keep oils, solvent,
  paints or thinners
  down sinks o...
Managing Waste
• What can I recycle?
• Does it have to be clean?
• When is it?
• Close the loop!
• Compost
• Green Cone
Home Improvement
•Reduce        •Paint
•Deconstruct   •Deck
•Reuse         •Roof
•Recycle       •Driveway/walkway
•Windows
Indoor Living Space
• Smoke-free zone
• Natural plants
• Cleaning products
• Paints
Power Shopping
• Food               • Content
  – Buy local        • Packaging
  – Organic?
  – Meatless Mondays
Transportation


• Combine trips
• Fuel economy
• Low emissions
• NuRide
Keep Norfolk Beautiful
       441-1347
www.norfolkbeautiful.org
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Tips and techniques for develpoing a greener, healthier lifestyle.

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Green Living

  1. 1. LIVING SUSTAINABLY Ways to GREEN Your Life
  2. 2. Benefits • Cost savings • Increased health • Setting a good example • Conserve natural resources
  3. 3. Categories • Energy • Water • Managing Waste • Home Improvement • Shopping • Indoors • Transportation
  4. 4. Steps to Make Changes Involve everyone! Review habits Propose changes Take it slowly
  5. 5. Energy Efficiency Energy Savings • Turn it off • Programmable thermostat • Ceiling fans • Daylighting • Power strip • Energy audit • Beware of phantom loads!
  6. 6. Water Efficiency/Pollution • Landscaping • Leaks • Go low-flow • Keep oils, solvent, paints or thinners down sinks or drains
  7. 7. Managing Waste • What can I recycle? • Does it have to be clean? • When is it? • Close the loop! • Compost • Green Cone
  8. 8. Home Improvement •Reduce •Paint •Deconstruct •Deck •Reuse •Roof •Recycle •Driveway/walkway •Windows
  9. 9. Indoor Living Space • Smoke-free zone • Natural plants • Cleaning products • Paints
  10. 10. Power Shopping • Food • Content – Buy local • Packaging – Organic? – Meatless Mondays
  11. 11. Transportation • Combine trips • Fuel economy • Low emissions • NuRide
  12. 12. Keep Norfolk Beautiful 441-1347 www.norfolkbeautiful.org
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