A Sustainable Life

Recycle Water by gsagri04 Water, Water, Everywhere….

  1. How long does it take you to shower?
    • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
    • Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.
  2. How can you save on laundry?
    • At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.
    • Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
  3. How about outside?
    • Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts.
    • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.
  4. What about my dog?
    • Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.
    • When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
  5. How can you help at Lamar?
    • Look for ways to save water & encourage your friends to save water

Glowing Light Bulb by jaschonEnergy Vampires Can Suck You Dry!

Even when they're turned off, appliances and electronic gadgets gobble up energy and cost money!

Estimates are that anywhere from 5% to 10% of your residential electricity is sapped by devices that are plugged in 24 hours a day, even when they're just in standby mode.

Think about unplugging these to save both energy and money:

  • Desktop & Laptop computers
  • Televisions & DVD players
  • Modems & Cable TV boxes
  • Stereos and radios
  • Coffeemakers & Toasters
  • Lamps
  • iPods and electronic gadgets sapping energy from a plug-in transformer

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday

 

Meatless Monday is global movement with a simple message: once a week, cut the meat.

Benefits of Recycling

National Institutes of Health

Learn the numerous benefits of recycling.

Solar panels for roof tiles


Swedish recycling


Shoes made from recycled water bottles