Take One Step A Day

Replace old plants in the fall

Replace old plants in the fall

Take a green step and consider replacing old plants in your garden in the Fall. Strangely, when it comes to planting, we all think only of spring. In fact, fall is a good time to do that. Fall is almost here, so start your selection of plants. You can plant […]

by August 24, 2012
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Save water when you lather up

Take a green step when you wash your hair and body. We are suffering form a drought in California. Please turn off the water when you lather up or wash your hair. Then turn the water back on to rinse. This basic step will save water more than you think. […]

by August 21, 2012
Consider a High Efficiency washer and dryer

Consider a High Efficiency washer and dryer

Take a green step and consider replacing your old washer and dryer with High Efficiency ones. They will use less energy, water and detergent. Turn on your appliances after 7pm. Select the speedy cycle with the cold water option to be even more efficient. Now that you are at it, take a […]

by August 17, 2012
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Select the right dishwashing liquid

Take a green step and use an all natural and concentrated dishwashing liquid. You will avoid toxic chemicals from spreading on your dishes. Check the ingredients and make sure the dishwashing liquid includes the following: A balanced PH to be gentle on your hands Plant derived Dioxane-free Free of harsh […]

by August 15, 2012
Shop the green way

Shop the green way

Take a green step and save our forests. Shop on line and reduce magazines and news papers waste. Call magazines you subscribe to, they can stop sending them to you. Trees filter the air we breathe, the more the better. Your children will thank you.

by August 13, 2012
Reduce your energy use while you sleep

Reduce your energy use while you sleep

Take a green step and reduce your energy consumption. Whether on vacation or before you go to bed: Unplug phone chargers, televisions, computer monitors and DVD players to reduce your energy use and your monthly bill. Your phone only needs only about 2 hours to recharge. Your wallet will thank […]

by August 13, 2012
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Save water while you wash your dishes

Take a green step and hand wash your dishes instead of using your dishwasher. A tip: soak your dishes in a basin with warm water and and a few drops of dishwashing liquid for 15 minutes and then rinse. If you have to use the dishwasher, please use the energy […]

by August 12, 2012
Save water when you shower and brush your teeth

Save water when you shower and brush your teeth

Take a green step and save water. Water is life! Turn off the water when you lather up in the shower. Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth. An average faucet wastes 2 gallons of water per minute. Your wallet and mother nature will thank you!

by August 12, 2012