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Z is for Zipcars Can Replace Your Car

Consider driving a Zipcar. Zipcars are a car-sharing program that allow you to drive without car ownership. Zipcars are starting to make a difference: Every Zipcar replaces an estimated 15 privately-…

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Y is for Your Enemy is Greenwashing

With all your good green intentions, you'll find that greenwashing runs rampant. Learn how to recognize what's green and what is hype. What other "Y"-things can you do to protect the earth? Get …

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X is for X Out Your Phone Book

Let your fingers do your walking online. 
Consider if you really need a paper phone book. If not, call to stop phone book delivery and use an online directory instead. Some estimate that telepho…

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W is for Wash in Cold Water

If all the households in the U.S. switched from hot-hot cycle to warm-cold, we could save the energy comparable to 100,000 barrels of oil a day. 12 more energy-saving laundry tips. What other "W"-t…

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U is for Use Fewer Paper Napkins

During an average year, an American uses approximately 2,200 napkins around six each day. If everyone in the U.S. used one less napkin a day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved fro…

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T is for Turn Off Computers at Night

By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or 14 dollars per year. It can naturally help cool your home too. …

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S is for Shower Instead of Baths

Have a no-bath week, and take showers instead. Baths require almost twice as much water. Not only will you reduce water consumption, but the energy costs associated with heating the water will go down…

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R is for Recycle Glass

Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. If it isn't recycled it can take a million years to decompose. Tips for kitchen recycling. What…

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Q is for Q-Tips

Many types of cotton swabs have plastic spindles. Use cotton swabs with cardboard spindles. (The Q-Tip brand itself actually uses cardboard spindles, as many of you have mentioned in the comments). If…

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P is for Plastic Bottles

Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wall…

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Skeptical of " Wally World" period, Tho I shop there.

What about crude oil? LOL!

Interesting!! Especially about the Ants tyvm for sharing this.

YES! Do "get crafting" (or cooking, even.) #1 All those hand & wrist motions actually develope…

Don't trust Walmart. Full Stop. Any company that doesn't pay a living wage is very suspect when it s…