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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Six Habits For A Green Day

In the Morning
  • Brew "certified" coffee. A USDA Certified Organic label means it was grown using sustainable standards.
  • Green "to go." Not brewing at home? Take a travel cup to your favorite java joint; they may fill it at a discount.
At Work
  • Double up. Configure your office printer or copy machine so it prints on both sides of the page.
  • Put it to sleep. If you'll be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes, change it to "sleep" mode.
Running Errands
  • BYOB. Bags, that is. It's good for your wallet, too: Some retailers, such as CVS, now pay you for every disposable bag you don't take ($1 on a special CVS card for every four trips on which you BYO).
Before Bed
  • Truly turn off electronics. Plug your devices — the TV and DVD player, or the computer and printer — into a UL-certified power strip; switch the whole group off for the evening to prevent phantom electrical draw.

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