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Green Tips

10 ways for you to stay GREEN!

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Wash your clothes in COLD WATER

Using cold water can save up to 80 percent of the energy required to wash clothes.

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Give up the JUNK MAIL

Get off junk mail lists. GreenDimes.com can get you started. They’ll even plant a tree for you!

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Change those filters!

Clean or replace dirty air conditioner filters as recommended. Save 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150 per year.

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Use reusable water bottles

2.5 million individual plastic water bottles are thrown away every hour in the US. Start using a reusable water bottle and just say no to plastic!

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Purchase organic produce

Going organic, but you aren’t sure where to start? You should purchase organic peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, and nectarines These contain the most pesticides if not organic.

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Wash your car, give your lawn a drink.

If you wash your car, try and wash it on your lawn. All the water from the car will benefit your grass rather than running down the driveway to the street.

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Turn of that computer!

Save an average of $90 a year by shutting down a home computer every night. Also, shut it down if you don't expect to use it for the next two hours. Turn off the monitor if the lag is going to be at least 20 minutes.

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Save on energy bills and increase the value of your home

According to the appraisal institute, resale value increases more than $20 for every $1 your energy bill decreases.

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Keep those tires inflated

If a vehicle's tires have less than recommended air pressure, gas mileage will suffer. Determine the correct pressure level from the small plaque likely found just inside the driver's-side door.

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RECYCLE YOUR CELL PHONE.

Recycle your phone and all the accessories and let everyone you know that they can recycle them here at the Zoo.

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RAIN BARRELS

Rain barrels are an easy way to save money and water. You can buy a rain barrel, or even better, make one yourself!