What you can do
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and shaving.
- Turn your thermostat up three degrees (in summer) or down three degrees (in winter).
- Change incandescent light bulbs in your home to compact fluorescents.
- Lower the temperature of the water in your water heater.
- Clean or replace furnace filters regularly.
- Install low-flow showerheads and faucets.
- Wash your clothes in the coolest water possible.
- Turn off the lights, TV and computer when you leave the room.
- Only run the washer and dishwasher when they are full.
- Read Psalm 23, 24, 104, 147, and 148.
- Clean out your closets and donate clothes you have not worn in the past year.
- Bike, walk, carpool or use public transportation instead of driving.
- Pick up and throw away any trash you see on the ground.
- Buy locally grown produce.
- Follow an old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
*Most of these tips are adapted from an article by Miriam Burr, “Energy Conservation and Living a Green Life in Your Home,” from Taking your Chapter Green and Living a Green Life, published by the Wilmington, Delaware, chapter of Hadassah