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Home Greening Basics:

Below are a few of the general tips you can use to further your effort to go green in your home.

Click Herefor Home Greening Guide pdf file -provided by OnlyGreen.

Family Room

  • Unplug major electronics when not in use
  • CFL light bulbs installed
  • Sweep and vacuum regularly to improve air quality of your home
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room
  • Keep chimney dampers closed when not in use

Kitchen

  • Clean stove filter regularly
  • Use Energy Star appliances
  • Use reusable cloths and towels
  • CFL light bulbs installed
  • Proper waste disposal system to include recycling and compost

Bathroom

  • Timed lighting switches
  • Install a low-flow shower head
  • CFL light bulbs installed
  • Install a low-flow toilet or tank reducer
  • Turn off shower & taps when not in use

Office

  • CFL light bulbs installed
  • Recycling bin
  • Unplug electronics when not in use

Laundry/Utility

  • Wash your laundry in cold water
  • Wrap hot water tank to conserve heat
  • CFL light bulbs installed
  • Timed lighting switches
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Keep your furnace ductwork & air conditioner clean
  • Clean dryer vent regularly

Garage/Outdoors

  • Thicken lawn with grass seed to prevent weeds & use organic fertilizers
  • Water garden and lawn in off-peak times or collect & use rain water
  • Timed or sensor lighting switches or use solar lighting path
  • Ensure proper caulking of doors & windows

General

  • Use low-wattage light where possible
  • Weather stripping on doors & windows
  • Eco-friendly household products
  • Fix any taps that drip around home
  • Ceiling fans should rotate counterclockwise in winter & clockwise in summer
  • Proper insulation in the attic

More resources: 

http://www.toxicnation.ca has many pdf’s to look at and download!

Make your home a healthy home:  http://environmentaldefence.ca/sites/default/files/report_files/HealthyHome_Checklist_0.pdf

10 ways to detoxify your life: http://environmentaldefence.ca/sites/default/files/report_files/Top10ToxicList_1.pdf

EWG.org is very useful too.

http://ewg.org/files/ewg-hht-checkilist.pdf

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