Ten things to be sustainable

It doesn't take much to live in an environmentally friendly manner. These 10 simple things, done every day, will go a long way toward making your corner of Earth more sustainable.

  • Turn out the lights you don’t need
  • Install a low flow toilet
  • Print on both sides of a piece of paper
  • Consider “no mow” native ground covers to replace your lawn, especially next to waterways
  • Use mass transportation, carpool, bike, or walk
  • Use cloth bags for shopping
  • Avoid bottled water
  • Buy ENERGY STAR® rated appliances
  • Turn down the heat and air conditioning
  • Eat organic food