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5 ways to live a greener life

  • Recycle your used grocery bags. Most grocery stores have bins available for collecting used bags, if they can’t be collected in your regular recycling bin.
  • Garage Sales – the ultimate recycling event! Either having a sale, or buying items at a garage sale gives household goods another go at being used. It’s a win-win situation with recycling and deep discounts.
  • Cut down on water use by scraping food off dishes instead of using water to wash it off, before they go in the dishwasher.
  • Send your old sneaks to a better resting place. Nike collects old sneakers and turns them into cool things like rubbery surfacing for playgrounds. To learn more click here.
  • Set your washer to Cold/Cold. About 85% of the energy your washer uses goes toward warming up the water for the wash. Cut down on the energy being used and you’ll also save money!