Be a Green Bean.

Green Bean

It’s so easy being green. 6 tips to a greener you.

Office Tips

  1. Use recycled paper, envelopes and pencils and use refillable pens. This creates less waste and energy to produce these items, saves trees and is often cheaper. Disposable plastic pens are not recyclable or biodegradable.
  2. Use a staple-less stapler. About 643,000 metric tons of staples are produced each year in the US alone.

Home Tips

  1. Only run full loads of dishes in your dishwasher and donít pre rinse them. This saves up to 20 gallons of water per load = 7,300 gallons over a year.
  2. Say no to junk mail. The average household receives 1.5 trees worth of junk mail every year. Instead spend a dollar erasing your name from the junk mail list at www.dmaconsumers.org.

Travel/transportation Tips

  1. Take public transportation. If every American who currently takes public transportation were to drive alone, they would fill a 9 lane freeway from Boston to LA.
  2. Look into eco-friendly hotels. They are affordable and have programs that conserve water and energy = 20 % less water and 40% less energy than a standard hotel.

Tips courtesy of:

Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen
The Green Book
Three Rivers Press, New York, 2007