This summer, Jambu™ wants to share some eco-friendly tips you can easily do right at home. I think all of us are always looking for little ways to make us a bit more "green" on a day to day basis. The key is to implement one thing at a time and it will all become second nature, Check out a few eco-friendly tips...
- We all know your wearing your Jambu™'s and lucky for yourself and mother earth, your shoes are made from partially recycled materials, which comes in 100% recycled packaging! Your a "step" ahead already
- Set your hot water heater no higher than 120 degrees.
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
- Paper or plastic? Neither! Take a cloth bag with you to the grocery store.
- Plant trees! Trees help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by absorbing and storing carbon dioxide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that 100 billion metric tons of carbon over the next 50 years could be sequestered through forest preservation, tree planting and improved agricultural management.
- Skip driving and instead walk, ride your bike, or rollerblade! (Rollerblading is my favorite!) Avoiding 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year, according to climatecrisis.net. The majority of car trips people make are under two miles, so that should be easy to swap driving for a bike or public transit, said Rob Sadowksy, executive director of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.
- Stop all of your junk mail. The Postal Service delivers 17.8 tons of bulk mail each year, 44% of which goes unopened, according to the EPA. Just 22% of bulk mail is recycled. To stop the flow, visit the Direct Marketing Association, the leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques, at www.dmachoice.org, and get put on the "do not mail" list. It costs one dollar, but it'll remove your name from the lists for five years.
- Simply just pay your bills online. For every 38,000 bills paid online, 5,058 pounds of greenhouse gases are avoided and two tons of trees are preserved, according to NACHA -- The Electronic Payments Association, a non-profit. Using direct payment also saves a person about $150 annually in stamp and check costs and late fees, NACHA estimates.
- Change your light bulbs. If every Chicago resident replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of more than 20,000 cars, according to the city's Department of Environment. If every home in the country did the same, it would be like ditching 800,000 cars and would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year, according to Energy Star, a joint program between the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Wash your clothes differently. Washing your clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot saves 500 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, according to climatecrisis.net. Drying your clothes on a clothesline six months out of the year would save another 700 pounds.
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