Well. maybe not such a surprise when you think it through . . . According to a recent article in Wired magazine, Manhattan residents have the lowest carbon footprint nationwide. Why? Rather than personal automobiles, these New Yorkers, (even the wealthy), use mass transit, bicycles and good old fashioned foot travel. In addition, larger, more compact housing units […]
Home Depot’s motto states : ” You can do it, we can help”. In keeping with that philosophy, the company’s 1,973 locations are offering free recycling of compact florescent light bulbs. These lights are far more energy efficient than their standard counterparts, but do contain trace amounts of mercury, which causes disposal risks. Home Depot estimates […]
We recently read an article in Dwell magazine that states this newsworthy fact:
Plasma TVs use more energy than your refrigerator.
In addition, it is estimated that the average U.S household produces twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the average automobile.
Here’s some tips from SMWD to save water. Again, small steps can really add up!
Shortening your showers by 1-2 minutes can save 5 gallons of water per day.
Fixing leaky faucets can save up to 20 gallons of water per day.
Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to 3 gallons of water per minute.