Did You Know?The amount of wood and paper we throw awayeach year is enough to heat 50 million homesfor 20 years.
Did You Know?Americans throw away enough glass bottles and jars tofill the 1,350-foot twin towers of New Yorks WorldTrade Center every two weeks.Americans throw away about 40 billion soft drink cansand bottles every year. Placed end to end, they wouldreach to the moon and back nearly 20 times.The typical American home uses about 300 gallons ofwater a day.
Did You Know?A 1/32" leak in a faucet can waste up to 6,000 gallonsof water a month, or 72,000 gallons a year.Americas refrigerators use about 7 percent of thenations total electricity consumption--the output ofabout 25 large power plants.By turning the heat down, Americans could save morethan 500,000 barrels of oil each day--thats over21,000,000 gallons.
Did You Know?85 percent of U. S. electronic waste ends up in thirdworld countries…
Did You Know?Change your light bulbs.By simply replacing your standard bulbs withcompact fluorescent (CF) bulbs (the squigglyones), you can reduce your power billsignificantly. Added bonus: The new bulbs alsoprovide better color and flicker less.
Did You Know?Use Energy Star equipment.Energy Star certification means that theappliance or product you are buying and using isgreen, highly energy efficient, and can save youmoney.
Did You Know?Choose an all-in-one printer.By using an all-in-one printer that offers two-sided printing (also called duplex printing) youcan easily and immediately reduce your paperconsumption, and costs, in half.
Did You Know?Use timers and motion sensors.Lights are often left on in conference rooms andother offices when they are not in use. Byinstalling occupancy sensors, you will be assuredthat your office energy use will be efficient andnot wasteful. It will save you money.
Did You Know?Reuse and recycle.Boxes, packaging, paper, and office folders caneasily be re-used. And, if you dont reuse them,then at least have recycling bins handy so peoplecan recycle them.
Did You Know?Buy recycled office supplies.Paper, pads, sticky notes, file folders and even inkand toner cartridges can be purchased inrecyclable versions.
Did You Know?Let people know what you are doing.Lots of consumers are making purchasing choicesthese days based upon how green a company is.So be sure to make note of what you are doing,what changes you have instituted, and then besure to get the word out to the local media andyour customers.