Monday, January 18, 2010

Greener Emailing: Remind Your Recipients Not To Print Your Emails

green email tipsHello All! At work today I added something to the bottom of my email signature and I encourage you all to do the same. Here's what I added to the bottom of my email signature in small green print:

Please consider the environment and only print this email if needed!

I have bosses and know of collegues who automatically print off every single email they receive. It's such a waste because most of the emails are one-liners and don't require any further attention. This is a simple reminding statement reminding people who I email that they can help conserve by printing less!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Check Out Another Great Green Home Site!

Lindsey at Green Home Improvement has pointed out a great site that I think most of you readers would find helpful. Please check it out, and I'm also including a snippet of an article from her site. Click on the link below it to read the full article. Thanks for the great site, Lindsey!

From Green Home Improvement :

"Saving Energy At Home"
"I've learned about a lot of big and small things you can do to save energy in the home. I've managed to do all the small stuff, and if it weren't for the fact that I rent my home, I'd have already delved into the bigger stuff. Here's a start...
The small stuff:
CFL Lightbulbs--When your next light burns out, replace it with a CFL (don't replace it before it burns out, as replacing when unnecessary is a huge waste of energy). Compact Fluorescent Lamps will cost more, but last WAY longer, and use up less electricity.
Life unplugged--Unplug appliances when you're not using them, including laptops once they've charged. Just plugged-in cords drain electricity...."

Read the rest at http://greenhomeimprovement.com/ideas/saving-energy-at


Thanks again for the blog suggestion, Lindsey. Your blog has been added to our blogroll on the sidebar. Be sure check out this site periodically!

Friday, January 1, 2010

12 Green New Year's Resolutions

green new years resolutionsHere's a list of 12 green New Year resolutions:

  1. Plant trees or plan another landscaping project
  2. Eat locally grown or produced foods and beverages
  3. Start composting
  4. Help out an existing or start a new cause or awareness website or group
  5. Start taking public transportation, biking, or walking more
  6. Turn off lights that aren't being used and switch to CFL's
  7. Taking time to enjoy nature
  8. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth - you should be doing this anyway!
  9. Start a recycling program at work
  10. Start using reusable grocery bags
  11. Adopt a section of highway or park to keep clean
  12. Switch to green cleaning products

There are many more ideas out there. Feel free to leave a comment with yours! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I am thankful all of you I've had the pleasure of meeting through this blog over the last year!

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