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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

EH2ED Day Four: Brusha, Brusha Brusha

Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth. You'll save up to 2.5 gallons of water each time you brush your teeth - up to 150,000 gallons over a lifetime.

Monday, March 30, 2009

ED2eH Day Three: Recycle Paper

ED2EH Tip: Americans toss out about 35 million tons of paper each year. Buck the trend and start recycling -- not only standard white printer paper, but all of the receipts, phone messages, and colored post-it notes that decorate your space. Recycled paper manufacturing generates 74 percent less air pollution, and saves trees, water, and energy.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

ED2EH Day Two: Buy CFLs

Now that your lights are back on, replace them with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which require only 25% of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs. According to the federally backed Energy Star program, if every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with an Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent bulb, it would equal removing 1 million cars from the road. CFLs are more expensive initially, but because they last so long, they end up saving you money. Especially target the 60W to 100W bulbs you use several hours a day. To learn more about CFLs and to find out where to purchase them, visit the Energy Star Web site.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Turn Off Your Lights at 8:30 p.m.

Show your support for global sustainability by turning off your lights at 8:30 p.m. as part of Earth Hour, an international show of support for climate change action. Help make Earth Hour a powerful statement on climate change that can’t be ignored by turning off your lights tonight. Then check back with us every day until Earth Day for ways you can make a difference as part of Earth Hour to Earth Day (EH2ED), an outreach initiative of Cool People Care.