Posts Tagged ‘tips’

  • Unplug your “vampires”. Unplugging your chargers (cell phone, iPd, etc.), TVs, VCRs, and stereos.  They still draw power even if they are turned off.
  • Change your thermostat. Dial down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer.  You can save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Replace your light bulbs with energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs. According to ABC News, if you replaced just 3 bulbs, you could save $60 per year.
  • Weatherize you home. For the cost of caulking and some weather-stripping and a few hours of your time, you could realize some energy savings.
  • Buy local produce. According to a 2001 U. S. Department of Agriculture study, fruits and vegetables are transported an average of 1,500 miles from the field to your table.
  • Carpool or buy a hybrid car. According to, a hybrid car could save you up to $3,750.
  • Try public transportation. SMART services have fixed routes and connectors.  Using public transportation saves money on fuel costs, parking and insurance.