Week One: Transportation
Make fewer car trips by keeping a shopping and errand lists.
Walk or bicycle instead of taking short car trips (less than 1/2 mile).
Use public transportation.
Commit not to travel by air this year.
Week Two: Water
Fix dripping faucets and other leaks.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
Take shorter showers or a bath.
Wash your car using a bucket.
Set your sprinklers to go off at night or in the early morning.
Only do full washing loads and use economy settings on washing machines.
Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
Replace your toilet’s flushing mechanism with a low-water model or place a brick in the flush tank.
Collect your rainwater to use in your garden. (1/2 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof produces 300 gallons of water!)
Collect the cold water that comes out while waiting for hot water to reach your faucet to use for: watering plants, washing dishes, filling your aquarium, your pets’ water dish, or to flush your toilet.
Up to 805 of water used by a household is used outside. Conserve water outside by: replacing lawns and tropical plants with more climate appropriate landscapes, and using mulch. (Free mulch is available in FPCSB’s back parking lot!)