You probably just started paying attention to all this green talk. You weren't sure before that you could really make a difference but after taking this quiz you realize that every little bit counts.
Here are a few tips that a beginner like you could start to do:
- Save money on paper: Reduce your consumption by making double-sided printouts and copies, reusing the backside of paper, and communicating electronically.
- Rent an environmentally educational video or DVD from your local movie store.
- Have a green dinner once a week! Use ingredients that are bio-friendly, come in very little wasteful packaging and are all natural.
- Recycle your aluminum cans by bringing them to a grocery store or recycling center and receive some spare change – as a bonus.
- Minimize waste by bringing a reusable mug to the cafeteria/coffee shop.
- For your next trip to the store, use a mesh or canvas bag instead of plastic or paper bags. Ask your grocer if a rebate is available for shoppers who bring their own canvas bag from home.
- Observe the speed limit. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional 10 cents per gallon for gas.
- Unplug appliances and electronics with big block plugs. Even in off modes, these devices extract up to 50 watts in an average household.
- Never dump in a storm drain; remember that they lead to the ocean.
- Surf the net! There is so much information at your fingertips, and it is just waiting to be absorbed. Try this site: Environmental Protection Agency
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