1) Discontinue using products which contain large amounts of phosphates. Phosphates are chemical compounds containing phosphorous, and are found in most detergents. Use a low-phosphate or a phosphate-free detergent.

2) Put a stop to unwanted junk mail. Some statistics suggest that if only 100,000 American families stopped their “junk mail”, the nation could save up to

13) Whenever possible, use natural pest controls instead of herbicides and pesticides.

14) Try organic gardening and/or buy organically grown produce and grains.

15) Dispose of all household hazardous wastes properly. Do not dump toxics down the drain or into the sewer system. You can dispose of such materials in a number of “safe” ways, including recycling and municipal incineration. You can also

150,000 trees every year. You can have your name taken off mailing lists, and you can recycle the junk mail you already have.

3) Save water by aerating your household faucets. An aerator is a simple device that can be attached to the water faucets in your home and result in a significant saving of water.

4) Use reusable containers to keep food in your refrigerator instead of using aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

5) Avoid using oil-based paint. Such paint is toxic, and the by-products of its manufacture are environmental pollutants. Use latex paint instead of oil- based.

6) Don’t leave the water running while you are brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing the dishes. You can save thousands of gallons of water a year by learning to avoid waste.

7) Since the ozone layer is being depleted by manmade gasses that are common in homes and offices, it is critical that we stop using such products which contain those gasses. Avoid aerosols containing CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) or halons (found in some fire extinguishers).

8) Keep your car properly tuned up to conserve fuel and help reduce toxic emission.

9) Use rechargeable batteries instead of alkaline batteries to lessen the hazardous waste problem.

10) Don’t use polystyrene foam. If you eat at fast food food restaurants, ask for paper cups and plates.

11) You can help conserve energy by making sure your home is adequately insulated.


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