Green Living

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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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